Capitalizing on CapABILITIES Blog
Business is discovering the business advantage of accessibility. Accessible tourism, accessible technology, accessible housing, accessible transportation...the list goes on.
This area within our website is populated with industry news, articles and reports that prove accessible businesses not only increase their bottom-line but have a competitive advantage in attracting a diverse workforce.
Businesses in Durham Region get it!
Moving the conversation into action
With the beginning of a New Year it is common to see lists of top ten, best and worse, and winners and losers for the year that’s come to a close. Here at DREN we like to concentrate on the positive and have noted a number of milestones in the move toward greater accessibility in Durham Region:
Federal panel delivers report on employment of persons with disabilities
Canadian corporations do seem to want to hire people with disabilities, but aren’t sure how to go about it, according to a member of the federal Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.
The Conversation about Accessibility has gone Mainstream
Thank You to everyone who made the Capitalizing on CapABILITIES Conference a success. Let's keep the conversation going.
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Accommodation: It’s about “reasonable compromise.”
Recently, we read a newspaper column that we felt gave a harsh and incomplete explanation of an employer’s duty to accommodate.
Speaking of employees with addictions, depression, and other mental health problems, the writer said employers “…have obligations to accommodate them despite the cost.”
We believed this interpretation was misleading and warranted further explanation, so we asked Lawrence Conmigo, employment lawyer with Durham Community Legal Clinic, to explain the duty further:
Dare to be dazzled!
There can be no doubt now that a conversation about opening our workplaces to people with disabilities has started in Durham.
This is good timing, considering that today is the United Nations’ International Day of People with Disabilities.