An Employers Perspective: Hiring People with Disabilities makes Business sense

An Employers Perspective: Hiring People with Disabilities makes Business sense

A unique partnership was formed with On-route Centre’s and Career Services. Unique because the employer sought our services in attracting employees. The reasons are easy to see. Pre-screening,retention,productivity, morale are good enough reasons, but in the end reduction in training costs and the time and energy to continue to replace positions are advantages that every business can see. Learn more about this unique partnership in our article on the Recorder & Times and if you’re interested in learning how your business can benefit contact Ryan …

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Employer Awareness Package

Employer Awareness Package

As part of our RecruitABLE Training sessions, Career Services created this package that outlines to employers the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Tapping into a Diversified Talent: An Employers Guide for Hiring Qualified Workers with Disabilities outlines the business case for hiring people with disabilities and why the investment in an untapped labour pool can and will reap benefits for your business. As well it breaks down some myths that exist and gives you a better understanding of what a barrier is, what …

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MCSS: Spotlight on Transformation

MCSS: Spotlight on Transformation

In the latest issue of Spotlight on Transformation some of the successes in direct funding are outlined. An interesting article in regards to single integrated transitions plans for students in high school and how a consistent model with hopefully achieve positive and consistent results for students as they transition to adulthood. For more information or previous Spotlight issues please go to the link below.

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/publications/spotlight.aspx

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The Super Students of the Summerwork$ Program

Check out the trailer we made for the program….we had a lot of fun this summer so we thought we would do the same in making a video!

What a fabulous summer we had with our 8 students who participated in the Summerwork$ program. Students gained valuable skills, experience, resume development and the students continued to tell me the biggest positive…to MAKE MONEY!

A summary of the program:
Students with intellectual disabilities from participating high schools were given the opportunity to apply to the program that mirrored a …

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Tony Roma’s

Another example of an employer benefiting from hiring people with disabilities. We come across employer champions all the time who see the true benefits to their business both in productivity and loyalty of the employee. Ask us how we can help YOUR business!

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Robotic Mobilization Device

Another example of the advancements in technology that continue to improve the lives of people with disabilities. For more information about the product visit the website below.  To join the discussion about the product visit our Facebook page and share your comments or comment below and share your opinion.

https://www.facebook.com/CareerServicesBrockville

Here is the website link to the company:

http://www.matiarobotics.com/

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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

This was a blog post that I created in 2010 as we were going through a dramatic economic recession and the minimum wage increase plan that saw a drastic increase over a five year period.  it is interesting to see the minimum wage increase issue arise again.  It is a very difficult issue with no quick fix, cookie cutter solution.  I always say that when you’re dealing with people a policy or directive will not always work because people are different, with different circumstances …

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Summerwork$ Celebration Luncheon

Summerwork$ Celebration Luncheon

On Friday November 8th we had the opportunity to bring the students, employers, and teachers involved with Summerwork$ together to celebrate the success of the pilot project.

 Career Services embarked on a  change of focus from our traditional summer program.  Over the last few years we have seem more and more a need for students with barriers to employment to obtain summer job opportunities.  A lot of individuals are coming out of high school with no clear picture as to what the world of work …

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One Voice Network Video: Debunking the Myths about Disability

A short video that discusses some of the myths around people with disabilities and employment.  Career Services also undertook a project in the last year called RecruitAble that makes a business case for hiring an individual with a disability.  Should you have any questions about RecruitAble please contact our project co-ordinator Wendy Galloway @ wendy@eecentre.com

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Interview with Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay

Rick Gibbons from 580 CFRA has a discussion with Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay. This discussion has a focus on the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Ottawa community, but also touches on housing, community life, volunteerism, and other topics and issues.

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