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Harnessing Talent Alliance
Harnessing Talent: Alliance for Recruiting and Retaining Canadians with Disabilities is a three-year project funded by Employment and Social Development Canada with the goal of helping employers keep employees with chronic health conditions and better use the talented pool of people with disabilities who are seeking employment.

Canadian Accessibility Network –A National Partnership Led by Carleton University
Carleton University is establishing the Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN) to lead a national partnership in advancing accessibility for persons with disabilities through Research, Design and Innovation, Education and Training, Policy, Employment, and Community Engagement.

Parkinson Canada Publications – “At Ease – A guide for improving accessibility in the workplace and on route for people with invisible disabilities This guide provides tools, tips and resources to better serve Ontarians living with neurological diseases, while employers and transit services comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Goodwill Industries – Essex, Kent, Lambton Goodwill TAPS (Talent, Access, Possibilities, Support)
We believe in the power of dignity that is earned with a pay cheque, and our employment programs and services help with skills and independence.
Develop a personalized employment plan, tailored to your needs and goals, meet one-on-one with an Employment Consultant.
We will assist you with resumes, job search, interview skills, job placement, employer expectations and support you during your employment.
Our services are free and available whether you are on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or not.

Deaf & Hear Alberta < is a charitable non-profit organization. Through the efforts of a diligent and caring group of parents, our organization was first incorporated as a Society in 1961.  We are dedicated to addressing the accessibility, advocacy, education and communication needs of the Deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing populations of Alberta.

Hire for Talent <> – Many companies are discovering the business advantages of hiring people with disabilities.  Become a Disability Confident employer, widen your recruitment base and tap into an extraordinary talent pool of potential candidates.

Health Gateway <>   Your link to living well with chronic conditions and disabilities.  Health Gateway ( <> ) is an Ontario-focused, accessible web-based e-library for people living with complex chronic illnesses and episodic disabilities and their caregivers that connects them to the resources that meet their needs, wherever they are in their care journey.  Click here <>  to go to the Health Gateway website.

Travelling With Diabetes
This guide shares planning tips as well as helpful safety and practical information for travellers with diabetes

SAFERhome Standards Society  The SAFERhome design is an overlay for homes that brings flexibility, safety, and cost savings. All criteriae are within the existing Provincial and National Building Code. There is now a real housing choice of getting more than the traditionally accepted minimum building standard.

United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development Disability

Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free assistance to children and families whom are affected by cerebral palsy, by uncovering a variety of medical, educational and financial resources.

UPTOWork is a website with guides on resume and coverletter writing

Manitoba Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) offers business services to people with disabilities or health conditions interested in starting a business in rural Manitoba. This program is open to anyone with a viable business idea who has a disability or a health condition. – See more at: Community Futures Manitoba

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is based in the United States and is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

NEADS (National Educational Association of Disabled Students Since its founding in 1986, NEADS has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada. is a network of mental health practitioners representing thousands of credentialed therapists and psychologists. Our mission is to facilitate a rapid connection between an individual in need of help, and qualified therapists who can provide counseling.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind –

Disabilities and the Right words –

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Ontario March of Dimes –

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada –

Canadian Hearing Society –

MS Society of Canada –

Canadian Diabetes Association –

People in Motion –

Community Living Mississauga –

United Way of Peel Reigon –

Kerry’s Place –

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District –

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) –

ACCESS Community Capital Fund –

Abilities Website:

PEI Council on People with Disabilities:


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Digital Outcasts by Kel Smith

Stroke of Insight By Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor


May 19, 2019 Hiring disabled people is a trillion-dollar business opportunity  by Carolyn Casey at City AM

October 6, 2016 Disability Supports and Employment Policy by the Caledon Institute on Social Policy.

September 3, 2015 Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers Get Sick by the Institute for Research on Public Policy

November 2014 – Second Legislative Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Mayo Moran, Reviewer

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining and Promoting People with Disabilities. A Resource Guide for Employers. A United States Guide.

Adults with Disabilities and seniors.Tips on Recognizing and Preventing Abuse and Neglect. A publication from the Public Legal Education and Information Services of New Brunswick available at

A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities. Blueprint for Governors (US 2013):

CCRW-Diversity Planning for Inclusive Employment (DPIE) Employer Survey (Canada 2005):

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – First Report of Canada (Canadian Government February 2014)

Report on Equality Rights for People with Disabilities (Canadian Human Rights Commission 2012)

Emerging Giant – Big is not Enough The Global Economics of Disability (March 2012): The Return on Disability Company

2015 Annual Report: the Global Economics of Disability

Rethinking Disability in the Private Sector – Report from the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (Canada 2013):

Understanding Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and ABI. A guide to various definitions and symptoms and commonly used Workplace accommodations.

A Win-Win Proposition: The Business Case for Actively Recruiting and Retaining People with Disabilities (March 2014) ©Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation. All rights reserved. – personality types

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