Monday, July 18, 2016

EHRC announces its newest project to support those with disabilities in the workplace - EDMONTON JOURNAL

Originally published: July 14, 2016

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) launched its newest project entitled EnAbling Change: From Disability to Inclusion, an EnAbling Change Project with the Government of Ontario that will see the organization focus on improving equity of access for people with disabilities who work or wish to work in the Canadian electricity industry. Increasing employee and employer understanding and capacity to comply with legislative requirements (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 – AODA) and its Accessibility Standards will be a key focus. The project will also help to create national awareness within the electricity industry that hiring people with disabilities is not only socially responsible, but good for business, increasing employee morale, productivity, innovation, profitability and the ability to retain talent.

"Through the EnAbling Change Program, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario works with industry leaders on outreach projects that make meaningful progress to improve accessibility. We are delighted to be partnering with EHRC as they educate the electricity sector on accessible employment practices and help break down barriers to the labour market for people with disabilities." Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Accessibility.