BC Businesses of all sizes – small and large – are challenged in finding and keeping good employees. People with disabilities represent an important employee talent pool that is largely untapped. Hiring inclusively can also improve culture and increase retention. 90% of consumers prefer companies that employ people with disabilities. Embracing an accessible and inclusive workplace is just good business.
Tyler moved to Hope, BC a few years ago and through the support of the Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL), he was matched with a Vocational Counsellor who worked with him to learn more about his skills and interests to secure a job at Buy-Low Foods.
Elyse Henderson was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when she was eight years old. Despite this challenge, she is currently working at Service BC in the role of Project Support and has been able to try her hand at different tasks. Most recently, she is supporting a major records management project which utilizes her Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science (MLIS).
During Mental Health Awareness Week in May, BCAA launched its first employee mental health awareness campaign. The 3-month campaign was a highly visible way for BCAA to demonstrate its commitment to its team’s mental health and to supporting employees who might experience challenges with mental illnesses. Its first goal was to get people talking.
Be inspired by short stories and detailed case studies from organizations and individuals who are driving change and realizing the benefits of accessible employment. Learn how organizations rolled out their specific accessibility initiatives – the process, what worked, challenges faced and lessons learned.Learn More