BENEFITS OF HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Giant Tiger Pembroke
“This isn’t a make-work project, Meghan and Shawn have a job to do here. They’re here to solve real problems. There is always going to be something – a way to contribute, in a way that they feel a part of the team.”
"Being included in the community can be a barrier for someone with an intellectual disability. As a real estate office, we often work with people who are new to the area and who are looking to integrate into the community. We have been an inclusive employer for many years, and today, Polly works with us in administration. We encourage other businesses and organizations to become inclusive employers too because it's great to make someone feel at home!"
Fresco's Cafe and Grill
"Maintaining consistent employment can be a barrier for someone with an intellectual disability. And these days, it can also be a challenge for many small businesses to retain employees. We became an inclusive employer years ago when Jeff became our employee. Our customers expect consistency in our business, and Jeff helps us meet that promise."
Owner / Operator
Cassidy's Transfer and Storage
"Finding employment can be a barrier for someone with an intellectual disability. Finding responsible and reliable employees can be a challenge for employers. As an inclusive employer, we currently employ Josh and Brian. We are a busy workplace and I can count on these guys to be here every day. That works for us."
Fifth Quadrant Analytics
“We have found that companies that perform well in disability are highly responsive to their customers, and thus outperform peers in revenue growth.”
Owner of 7 franchises
“I have watched Clint gain confidence and independence as well as become more mature and responsible during his 16 years with me at Tim Hortons. He deserves and appreciates the opportunity to work more than anyone I know.”