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Ontario Reopening: the Competitive Advantage of Inclusion with Ready Willing & Able
September 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
As we gradually enter phases of re-opening in Ontario, is your business equipped with the right people to help you succeed?
Ready Willing and Able (RWA) is here to show you how inclusive employment is the solution for your talent needs. With nearly 500,000 working age adults on the Autism Spectrum or with Intellectual disabilities in Canada looking for work, we can connect you to the right person for the right job.
Join this session to learn how Ready Willing and Able is poised to help your business gain an advantage in the competitive labour market, by leveraging the skills of workers with disabilities. We provide training, education, and awareness on autism and intellectual disabilities in the workplace, and act as an extension of existing HR practices and recruitment support to connect you to the talent you need to help your business succeed.
Deliverable: Providing iF Clients and Community members with the tools they need to recruit and retain top talent and welcome new team members with diverse abilities as they prepare to re-open across Ontario.
Ready Willing and Able is a federal initiative designed to support the capacity and confidence of employers to create inclusive workplaces by welcoming new team members with autism and intellectual disabilities. We engage with employers to support them in finding the right people for the right jobs.
Jackie Moore, Labour Market Consultant @Ready, Willing & Able
Siobhan Costelloe, Labour Market Consultant @Ready, Willing & Able
Meggie Stewart, Labour Market Consultant @Ready, Willing & Able
Ready Willing and Able is a federal initiative designed to support the capacity and confidence of employers to create inclusive workplaces by welcoming new team members with autism and intellectual disabilities. We engage with employers to support them in finding the right people for the right jobs. Having been around since 2014 RWA has supported employers across Canada in filling over 2500 competitive positions in sectors from IT, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, retail and administration, to the arts and food services. 8 national partners have been established from Costco, Pepsi.Co, Home Depot, and most recently Deloitte Canada, who recognize the unique business benefits that accompany having a diverse workforce, the disability advantage. RWA is looking to create new partnerships with employers who want an advantage in the labour market by finding qualified and committed employees who will help grow their business.
About Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory is a non-profit business accelerator, serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011. Innovation Factory provides business services, training and mentorship to help entrepreneurs with advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information tech, life science and social innovations to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.