This 60-minute recorded webinar discusses tips and coaching tools to support managers, including:
- What is the requirement under the employment standard
- Situations where the need for an accommodation plan might arise
- The importance of dialogue before drafting the plan
- The fear factor—concern about saying and doing the wrong thing
- How to plan the discussion
- The role of third parties and experts
- Accessing resources
- Invisible disabilities
- Initiating the conversation where employees have not requested accommodations
- Supporting employees with mental health challenges
Ayesha Zubair is a Manager, Employee Experience Listening & Insights at RBC, where she is helping design what it means to be an RBC employee by championing the voice of the employees and by conducting primary and secondary research. Ayesha is an active volunteer at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital as a Youth Mentor. She also serves on the Accessibility Advisory Committee and Customer Experience Advisory Committee for Metrolinx, acts as a Board member for the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) and sits on the Employment Standards Development Committee for the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Renée Ouimet was the Director of the Capacity Building and Education Division at Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch until her retirement from her position in January 2018. She now works part time for CMHA. She is a social worker by profession and has been working in the mental health field for over 35 years. She is a certified Mental Health Works trainer. She is passionate about mental health in the workplace.
Ruth Wright is Director, Human Resources and Inclusive Talent Management Research at The Conference Board of Canada. Ruth has authored numerous reports on the topic of inclusive, accessible workplace practices and is a frequent speaker on the topic. Her research team developed the Employers’ Toolkit: Making Ontario Workplaces Accessible to People With Disabilities which helps employers comply with the Employment Standard as set out under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. She sits on the Employment Standards Development Committee for the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).