This election, let’s talk about things that matter like: inclusive employment numbers http://www.inclusionmatters.ca
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:
- Increased investment in the Opportunities Fund and in federal transfers to provinces and territories (Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities).
- 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