Employer 

The Coalition for Persons with Disabilities is committed to providing professional employment solutions for employers. Our services will assist you to recruit, hire, train and retain talent. We can also assist you to access wage subsidies to offset the initial costs of training new employees. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, our services are being offered remotely until further notice.

Why Hire Persons with Disabilities?

By hiring diverse staff, you’re positioning your organization as an inclusive and progressive company. Your workforce will more closely represent the larger population, and therefore welcome a larger customer base.

Making the hiring process as cost-effective for you as possible is our top priority. There is no cost associated with our service. We also support your organization and our candidate every step of the way, including ongoing follow-ups for as long as you and/or the employee request it.

Accommodation support 

“The duty to accommodate is the responsibility of an employer.”

Have you heard this statement and thought “how do I do this?” and not knowing where to start. 

The goal of accommodation is to ensure that an employee able to work can do so. In practice, this means that the employer must accommodate the employee in a way that, while not causing the employer undue hardship, will ensure that the employee can work. The purpose of the duty to accommodate is to ensure that persons who are otherwise fit to work are not unfairly excluded where working conditions can be adjusted without undue hardship – Ontario Human Rights Commission, Duty to Accommodate. 

We offer accommodation support for employees as well as assisting employers with implementing changes and creating an accessible environment for all potential candidates and staff. 

Some of the services we offer are: 

  • Provide funding for assistive devices and equipment needed to remove a barrier and complete a job task
  • Workplace observation assistance and creating training plans and performance reviews  
  • Providing information to employers as requested to better understand disability and accessibility 
  •  Interview support for the employee and employer 
  • Available counselling in AODA, Human Rights, Employment Standards Act, as it pertains to employment 
  • *Functional* workplace audits

Consultations are the best way to discuss and tailor services to fit the needs of potential employees and the employer. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further inquiries, our Accessible Employment Advisors will be available to assist you with your employment needs.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a company’s commitment to manage the social, environmental and economic effects of its operations responsibly and in line with public expectations. It is part of a company’s approach to corporate governance and often touches every part of the business—operations, human resources, manufacturing, supply chain, health and safety, and more.

CSR activities may include; Company policies that insist on working with partners who follow ethical business practices, reinvesting profits in health and safety or environmental programs, supporting charitable organizations in the communities where a company operates and promoting equal opportunities for men and women at the executive level.

CSR can positively impact your business by improving your company image, building your brand, attract customers by giving back to the community and motivating you as a business owner.

The Coalition for Persons with Disabilities can help businesses satisfy their corporate social responsibility in the community by supporting people with disabilities secure employment.

Employer Recognition

The Coalition for Persons with Disabilities recognizes and commends all partnering employers for their commitment in supporting and providing a workplace that creates a more inclusive and accommodating work environment in all areas of the workforce.

Each year we commemorate and provide framed certificates in recognition of outstanding support in providing employment for persons with disabilities and barriers to employment.