Employment Accessibility Blog

June 30, 2021

Reconciling with Indigenous Communities – Where to Start

Child outside wearing orange and read moccasins

On Thursday, May 27, we learned of the horrific discovery of preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops “Indian” Residential School that uncovered the remains of 215 children buried at the site. We collectively held our breaths, impacted by the sorrow of this discovery.

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Kevin Wilson
June 16, 2021

The benefits of Hiring Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals

Woman signing with her finger in a cafe

One of the reasons that Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are excluded from the hiring process is that employers lack knowledge in the benefits of hiring someone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This untapped labour pool has skills, knowledge, and expertise which can fill the employment shortage gap in Ontario.

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Ronia Michael
May 16, 2021

Terminology in the Deaf Community

Two people signing to each other over coffee

It can be difficult to know the best way to address a person with a disability, or how to acknowledge their disability. However, it is important that the terms used accurately portray diversity in the community experiencing hearing loss.

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Lori Cooper
November 9, 2020

Top 5 Online Job Searching Tips For People With Disabilities

Business woman working on a laptop

It may be hard to believe but we do have employers currently seeking employees. With this in mind, I have created a list of 5 tips you can use to help you through the online job searching process.

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Lana Kanaan
November 5, 2020

Interview Best Practices For a Person With a Disability

Two women talking over video chat

You’ve found a job posting you’re interested in, written your resume and cover letter, sent it out, and successfully made it to the next step of your job search. Now it’s time for the interview. Interviews can be very nerve-wracking, so it’s important to be prepared and ask how you will present yourself knowing you have a disability.

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Cheryl Doran
Kelly Pleadwell
Ronia Michael
March 26, 2021

Labour Market Trends in Canada – Staying Informed During the Pandemic

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With the world shifting to remote work, changes in supply chain and automation, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most types of labour to adapt. In fact, some experts say that the pandemic triggered 10 years of changing the way we work in just 6 months.

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Kelly Pleadwell
February 22, 2021

Black History Month

Woman showing off her shirt promoting racial equality

When I look back at George Floyd’s death last May, and the agitations and unrest that followed, I remember how sick and unmotivated I felt in those days. It brings to mind that the personal is indeed also political. Racism is costly to everyone – the earlier we realize this and educate those after us, the better society will be for us all.

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Irene Paul
November 19, 2020

Resume Tips for a Person With a Disability

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Your resume is the time to highlight your strengths, experience, and achievements. It is your opportunity to sell yourself to the employer in preparation for advancing to the next step: the interview.

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Cheryl Doran