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Reconciling with Indigenous Communities – Where to Start

Reconciling with Indigenous Communities – Where to Start

On Thursday, May 27, we learned of the horrific discovery of preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops “Indian” Residential School that uncovered the remains of 215 children buried at the site. We collectively held our breaths, impacted...

The Benefits of Hiring Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals

The Benefits of Hiring Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals

As we all know, diversity is important in the workplace. Employers need to consider hiring people with disabilities. Yes, employers will probably have to make some accommodations for employees to thrive in the workplace, but the benefits outweigh the accommodation...

Terminology in the Deaf Community

Terminology in the Deaf Community

 Hard of Hearing or Deaf? Proper Terminology for Employers As kids, we’re told to let hurtful comments run off our backs. Today, the phrase “Haters gonna hate” is prominent on social media. Take this old childhood rhyme you surely heard on the playground: Sticks and...

Black History Month

Black History Month

Over the last year, I’ve been presented with many great opportunities to reflect. As a member of committees in my community, I have seen how this global pandemic disproportionately affects Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour. This reality underscores...

Resume Tips for a Person With a Disability

Resume Tips for a Person With a Disability

How to write a resume as a person with a disability.Creating a resume can be a challenging task. Many people find it difficult to talk about themselves or to articulate their strengths. If you’re a person with a disability, you may find writing a resume even more...

Top 5 Online Job Searching Tips For People With Disabilities

Top 5 Online Job Searching Tips For People With Disabilities

My name is Lana Kanaan and I am an Accessible Employment Advisor with the Coalition for Persons with Disabilities. In my role I secure employment opportunities for the organization’s program participants, by interacting with employers to identify and assess suitable...

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