TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Ontarians with disabilities remain
significantly underemployed despite an increase in recent years of their
skills and education and concentrated efforts by Ontario employers to hire
from within the disability community.
Link Up Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities, in response to
this need, has over the past year developed an employer guide to successfully
employing people with disabilities, in partnership with the Accessibility
Directorate of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services.
'From Disabilities to Possibilities: A Guide to Hiring, Training and
Retaining People with Disabilities' - is a practical, easy-to-use guide aimed
at frontline managers at companies and organizations across Ontario. This new
tool for Ontario employers covers a broad spectrum of topics related to
employing people with disabilities - including the business case for hiring
people with disabilities, workplace accessibility assessment tools, workplace
barriers and accommodations available to reduce barriers, training of
employees with disabilities, employee retention and health and safety
awareness for people with disabilities.
'From Disabilities to Possibilities' will be officially launched on
Monday, April 30 at an evening reception from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm at the 2007
Opportunities Conference at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel,
655 Dixon Road in Toronto, Ontario. Link Up is honoured to have the Minister
of Community and Social Services, Minister Madeleine Meilleur as a speaker at
this event to introduce the guide to Ontario employers, government and
community-based organizations at 6:00 pm.
All media are welcome to attend.
For further information:
For further information: Bob Santos, CEO, Link Up Employment Services
for Persons with Disabilities, Telephone: (416) 413-4922, Extension 26,