The Toronto Star May 21, 2019
As a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, Ashleigh Judge has faced barriers all her life. But the Toronto early childhood educator didn’t expect to be turned down for a job in a preschool that serves children with disabilities because the building is inaccessible.
“It’s not the first time I have faced this problem,” said Judge, 33.
Toronto PreSchool for Kids With Disabilities Can’t Accommodate Staff Who Use Wheelchairs. Read full article.
An employment rate below 25 per cent. An average income below the poverty line. Getting a good job can be tough for people with developmental disabilities. But for workers like Julie Timmermans, full economic citizenship is about more than just money. By Kevin Spurgaitis – Published on April 2, 2019
Why Ontarians With Developmental Disabilities Still Face Employment Barriers. Read full article.
Hiring the disabled is not only the right choice ethically speaking its the smart choice, says Mike Bradley, long-time Mayor of Sarnia-Lambton
by Cathy Pelletier
NTEC Awards Business Champions Who Strive for Inclusivity, Accessibility. Read full article.
by: Heidi Ulrichsen
Nov. 30, 2018
The executive director of Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin has a message for business owners: please hire more people with disabilities.
What I’d like to say is give that person with a disability an opportunity, said Rob DiMeglio, speaking to Sudbury.com at the 10th annual Persons with Disabilities Breakfast Nov. 30.
Breakfast Message: People With Disabilities Don’t Need Lip Service, They Want Opportunities. Read full article.
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published September 7, 2018
Dean, G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto
First and foremost, national accessibility legislation is an act of human rights and inclusion. Nobody wants to live in isolation or feel forgotten by society. Through my research on employment trends, I found that a large majority of people with disabilities have a strong desire to work and pay taxes. Unfortunately, these individuals still make up a disproportionate number of people working in jobs below their skill level, a trend called mal-employment.
There’s a Business Case for Accessibility Legislation. Read full article.