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  • UPDATE - February 23, 2021 - You can now watch a replay of our webinar "Drive Profit through Inclusivity". Originally hosted on February 23rd, 2021, this webinar examines an underserved consumer market worth $55 billion per year in Canada. We learn how to connect with this potential market and and why you should be paying attention to what they need from your business. Watch HERE. Download the Slide Deck HERE.

     

    UPDATE - February 10, 2021 - You can now watch a replay of our webinar "Disclosure and Accommodations". Originally hosted on February 9th, 2021, this webinar reviews what disclosure is, what an employer can ask a job seeker or employee about disability and how accommodations enhance productivity in the workplace. Watch HERE. Download the Slide Deck HERE.

     

    UPDATE - January 28, 2021 - You can now watch a replay of our webinar "Understanding the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (OADA)". Originally hosted on January 27th, 2021, this webinar looks at some of the key points of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We also introduce participants to the Discover Ability Network online portal and discuss the many resources available on the site. Watch HERE. Download the Slide Deck HERE.

     

    UPDATE - January 14, 2021 - You can now watch a replay of our webinar "Why Join the Discover Ability Network". Originally hosted on January 13th, 2021, this webinar discusses the benefits of recruiting persons with disabilities as well as some of the common misconceptions associated with onboarding persons with disabilities. We also introduce participants to the Discover Ability Network online portal and discuss the many resources available on the site. Watch HERE. Download the Slide Deck HERE.

     

  • Discover Ability Network

    6.2 million Canadians live with at least one disability – that’s 1 in 5 people. Businesses simply cannot afford to ignore this growing population of consumers and job seekers.  That’s why the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to bring the Discover Ability Network to the Sault Ste. Marie area to provide tools, resources and supports to help local employers attract and recruit job seekers with disabilities. 

    Discover Ability Sault Ste. Marie
     offers a free job-matching platform to help you find the best candidates with disabilities for your job openings. Our free online workshops provide you with the knowledge and confidence to hire and retain persons with disabilities in their workplace.
     
    Research shows that businesses who recruit from this under-tapped talent pool experience real benefits:

    • Harness the value of innovative processes and new perspectives

    • Reduce costs associated with turnover, absenteeism and workplace safety

    • Increase the size of your skilled labour pool

    • Improve engagement from all employees, across the board

    Click HERE to learn more...