October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The awareness month was established to increase awareness of the positive outcomes that come from hiring people with disabilities in Canada. SIA is striving to deepen our understanding of equity and how we can increase positive outcomes for individuals with disabilities in the workplace.
We invite you to tune into the recent 2030 Project podcast which focuses on the experience of individuals with disabilities living in poverty. Titled “Trapped behind the Welfare Wall on Disability Assistance” this episode shares a first-hand perspective from Trevor Manson and Andrea Hatala, Chairs of Ontario Disability Support Program Action Coalition. Listen here.
Learn more about how your business can create a more inclusive working environment by visiting the Ontario Disability Employment Centre website. Their website also features a short quiz that will test your current knowledge on the population of individuals with disabilities in Ontario. Take the quiz here.