2015 Federal Election – Inclusive Employment Matters

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Open the Labour Market

Expand Federal Labour Force Inclusion Initiatives
Less than 50% of people with disabilities are employed (an even lower rate for people with intellectual disabilities), compared to almost 80% of non-disabled Canadians.

The gap is not closing. Opening the Labour Market for Canadians with disabilities is essential and could be achieved through:

  1. Increased investment in the Opportunities Fund and in federal transfers to provinces and territories (Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities).
  2. Enhanced, targeted initiatives focused on building employer confidence and demand for recruiting and hiring people with disabilities (like the Ready, Willing & Able initiative).

For more on RWA visit: readywillingable.ca