Advisory - Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Business Takes Action: Employment of Persons with Disabilities

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable David C. Onley,
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will be speaking at the launch of the Business
Takes Action: Employment of Persons with Disabilities about accessibility and
his role as the Queen's Representative.
    Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is launching a new initiative aimed at
meeting the skill shortages by accessing qualified people with disabilities.
    "It is a matter of competitive necessity that employers hire and develop
skilled people," said Ian Howcroft, Vice President of the Ontario Division for
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. "We need to look beyond traditional
sources for talent, by including aboriginal populations, new Canadians and
persons with disabilities to meet the increasing demand for skills in
    "We are taking a big step by challenging all of Ontario businesses to
meet the target of achieving 10 per cent of all new hires being people with
disabilities by 2020."
    To meet the 10/20 challenge, CME will connect and educate employers
throughout Ontario on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. CME
will accomplish this through a multi faceted approach.
    The launch of the Business Takes Action: Employment of Persons with
Disabilities will be held:

    Friday, October 12, 2007

    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, IAPA offices
    5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga.

    To register, contact:

For further information:

For further information: Jo Walks, Project Manager, (905) 672-3466 ext.

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