The Conference Board of Canada has partnered with the Ontario government’s EnAbling Change Program to develop resources to help employers tap into a vibrant and underutilized labour pool—people with disabilities. This toolkit provides practical advice to employers of all sizes about simple changes they can implement to make their workplaces more inclusive for people with disabilities and suggestions on complying with the Employment Standard as set out under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. It includes resources such as checklists, tips and techniques, links to other resources, case studies (business profiles), and tips for small businesses to help employers implement accessible employment strategies and practices.
The toolkit is organized around the stages of employment. After exploring the context for the Employment Standard, it starts with advertising and application considerations for candidates with disabilities. It then moves on to the hiring process and, finally, career development and advancement considerations. Each section contains information about the specific related requirements, as well as tips, advice, checklists, and sample templates to help employers review and revise organizational policies and procedures.