Free Employer Toolkit

The toolkit offers a variety of informative tools. Learn about the skills people with disabilities bring to the workplace and use our ‘how-to’ resources, that provide practical tips and strategies on successful recruitment, hiring, inclusion and retention of people with disabilities.

COVID-19 Tools

COVID-19 has significantly impacted Canadian businesses, forcing many employers to adapt. The value of diversity and inclusion has never been as important as it is today. Employers seeking to recover from the pandemic will be looking to their teams for resilience and adaptability. Once the world shifts back to normal, businesses that foster an inclusive workplace and hire with diversity in mind stand to benefit the most!

Visit our new COVID-19 tools for further information on how hiring people with disabilities will translate into overall business success after the pandemic.

COVID-19 Tools

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Teamwork is an important part of an effective workplace.


Teamwork becomes difficult if some employees are perceived as outsiders. If there are concerns about awareness of the organizational culture, the employer should not hesitate to act.

Workplace Issue: Some employees do not fit in with other co-workers.
If this occurs: Confirm each employee’s sense of belonging.

The employer or supervisor should:

1. Check the employee’s interest in the job. Explore the employee’s perception of his or her workplace contributions.
Tip for success: Visual aids and posters promoting team spirit will increase day-to-day awareness of the importance of each worker’s contributions to common goals.

2. Explore the employee’s ability to form new relationships. Check whether there are any unresolved conflicts.
Tip for success: Use Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to help employees become part of the team.

3. Verify that the employee is aware of the organizational culture. Discuss the employee’s understanding of workplace etiquette.
Tip for success: Check whether the employee is engaging in inappropriate social behaviours.


HIRE for TALENT has made every effort to use the most respectful words possible while writing these materials. We realize, however, that the most appropriate terminology may change over time. We developed these materials with the intent to respect the dignity and inherent rights of all individuals.

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True or false

An employer can use posters to promote team spirit to increase employees' capacity to collaborate.

True. Furthermore, teamwork increases workplace efficiency.

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Facts & Stats

Growing your business requires the ability to attract talent in a shrinking market. Workplaces with a diverse, healthy, inclusive culture are becoming employers of choice.
Hire for Talent is focused on workers with disabilities because this talent pool, and the support services attached, have profound impact on workplace inclusion.
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Canada’s projected worker to retiree ratio will be 2:1 within 15 years. Recruitment from diverse talent pools will be essential!
The inclusion of people with disabilities generates measurable improvements in performance, innovation and company image.