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Facts for employees with disabilities

What is a 'disability'?

There are many definitions of disability. We interpret disability in broad terms which include both visible and nonvisible disabilities, mental and physical, that limit a person’s movements, senses, and/or activities. A disability can be permanent, temporary, or episodic.

When should I disclose my disability?

The following resource is designed to provide you with information and considerations regarding workplace disclosure, not legal advice. There is no right or wrong way to disclose. Every situation is different and deserves serious thought and deliberation. Remember it is your decision, so be sure to have all the facts.  We have a documents to download with more information:  Trust_-_Workplace_Disclosure

What are my rights and responsibilities?

Information about the Employment Equity Act (EEA), the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), provincial employment standards and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are all sources of information. Canadian Human Rights resources raise participant awareness about their rights and responsibilities in regards to employment. Here is a summary of each document:  Know_Your_Rights_-_A_Resource_for_Trainers_and_Persons_with_Disabilities

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What is a 'workplace accommodation'?

The term “workplace accommodation” refers to a wide variety of tools that address disability related barriers in the workplace. Accommodations are sometimes referred to as adjustments, adaptations, or modifiers to equipment and/or job duties. Accommodations include both hard and soft accommodations.

Do you need a workplace accommodation?

Our Job Accommodation Service ( JAS)® is your best solution.  Your employer must contact us and set up an assessment.  For more information please go to our JAS® section

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