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. Marieoffers 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
Please join us on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm for an introduction to Sault Ste. Marie's Discover Ability Network.
Advance registration is required. A link to join the meeting will be sent to registered participants. Register on this page.
This event is open to both Chamber and Non Chamber-member businesses. If you are not a member of the SSM Chamber of Commerce, or if you are a member and don't have login credentials, simply register using the "Not a member? Click here to continue with your registration" option.