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Leading the way for Inclusive Employment

December 2, 2015
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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

In this Issue:
  • December 3, 2015
  • Mayor's Challenge
  • New agency in the Yukon
  • Accessing Whitby
  • Certified for Access proposal
  • More about CCRW

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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2015

Mayor's Challenge to Hire Persons with a Disability


Five years after issuing a challenge to his fellow mayors to “Do the Right Thing” when it comes to hiring individuals with a disability, SarniStevens Tammia’s Mike Bradley is at it again, delivering the keynote address at “Informing the Roadmap for Work Disability Policy in Canada” conference in Toronto.

Here is the complete story from the Lambton Shield.

New Resource for persons with disabilities in the Yukon

yukon-s-workforce-information-networking-hubImage Source:  'The Hub' at 203, 204 Black St. in Whitehorse, will offer clients access to computers as well as employment counseling. (Mike Rudyk/CBC)

People living with disabilities in Yukon have a new resource to help them find a job. The Workforce Information Networking Hub opened Thursday in Whitehorse, thanks to funding from the federal government.

"The Hub" will provide services such as employment counseling, help with job searches, and resume and interview preparation. It will also provide access to computers, copiers and fax machines.

The complete article can be found at CBC.CA/NEWS

First Whitby, Ontario - then the world!!!

Do you want to stand out in a crowd? Do you want to increase revenue? Do you want to attract visitors from all over the world?
The Accessing Whitby project is being run in partnership with the Ontario Government’s Accessibility Directorate and Abilities Centre. The goal is to provide local businesses with the opportunity to learn about how they can become more accessible. Our coaching sessions and website will showcase how small changes can be profitable to you and your business, while meeting the needs of people with disabilities.

Certified for Access

Help Develop Ontario's Accessibility Certification Program

logoIn June 2015, the Ontario Government committed to exploring accessibility certification. Certified for Access is a consultation process independently led by Deloitte on behalf of the Ontario Government. It will bring together a diverse range of participants from across Ontario to develop a made-in-Ontario business certification model that would be delivered outside of government. hosts the online engagement intended to provide an opportunity for all members of the public, persons with disabilities and business to voice their views on the issues being discussed in an open and transparent forum. Feedback and ideas from all corners of our communities will be essential to creating an Ontario that is accessible to all.

Participate Today!

More About CCRW

CCRW offers employment programs for persons with disabilities in 20 cities across Canada.  We also offer a Job Accommodation Service to employers for their employees with disabilities.  For more information on each program please go to our Programs and Services page or contact each program by email below:

Job Accommodation Service
Partners Program
New Brunswick Employment Services
Ontario Workplace Inclusion Program
Workplace Essential Skills Partnership
Youth the Future


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