Employment Archives

Employment

September 17, 2014

Employment Equality for Canadians with Disabilities

A powerpoint presentation exploring employment and Canadians with disabilities. Read more.

February 12, 2014

Conservative Plan for 2014 Takes Action on Employment for Persons with Disabilities

CCD commends the Government of Canada for progress to date, and looks forward to working in partnership with the Government of Canada on those barriers, which are very well known in the disability community - poverty, inaccessibility, and lack of disability-related supports. Read more.

February 10, 2014

Getting and Keeping a Job - What makes a difference

This collection of essays has much to teach Canadians seeking to include workers with disabilities in the workplace, because the authors tease out from their personal experiences the factors that promote employment for people with disabilities. Read more.

November 5, 2013

Letter to Minister of Employment and Social Development

 I am writing to share with you  “A New Approach” to addressing the labour market needs of Canadians with disabilities.  Read more.

November 1, 2013

Transforming Systems - a New Approach

Creating greater employment opportunities for persons with disabilities is not only the right thing to do; it makes good economic sense.  A win/win opportunity exists and can be realized. Read more.

April 8, 2013

CCD Brief for Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance

The government of Canada has a clear labour force agenda and one in which persons with disabilities can participate.  We are a population in waiting – waiting for government to implement strategies and approaches which support people with disabilities to exercise their skills and expertise.  Such action by the Government of Canada would demonstrate that they both recognize and value the place of people with disabilities in this country – after all, there is no “THOSE PEOPLE”. We are you Read more.

March 22, 2013

Budget 2013: Creating More Inclusive Labour Markets

CCD is pleased to see a reaffirmation within Budget 2013 of continued support for Canadians with disabilities through extension of the Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities, and the fact that the Enabling Accessibility Fund and the Opportunities Fund have been made permanent programs.   Read more.

March 12, 2013

People with Disabilities: Getting Beyond Being the Population in Waiting

The government of Canada has a clear labour force agenda and one in which persons with disabilities can participate.  We are a population in waiting – waiting for government to implement strategies and approaches which support people with disabilities to exercise their skills and expertise.  Such action by the Government of Canada would demonstrate that they both recognize and value the place of people with disabilities in this country.  Read more.

January 16, 2013

Private Sector Must Show Leadership on Employment and Disability

CCD applauds the good work of the Panel and the commitment of Ministers Finley and Flaherty to bring greater private sector attention to the employment needs of Canadians with disabilities.  “CCD hopes the Panel’s good work will spark new commitments within the private sector to insure that their recruiting, hiring, promotion and retention initiatives become more inclusive and result in greater employment of Canadians with disabilities,” said Laurie Beachell, CCD National Coordinator. Read more.

June 14, 2012

Getting and Keeping a Job--What makes a difference

Despite barriers in the labour market, there are Canadians with disabilities who have been successful in obtaining employment and progressing in their chosen careers.  If this describes your work experience, CCD wants to hear from you about what has contributed to your employment success.  Read more.

April 13, 2012

Key Messages

Key messages on employment and persons with disabilities prepared by CCD Social Policy Committee for the HRSDC stakeholder engagement meeting on employment barriers for Canadians with Disabilities Ottawa, February 8th, 2012. Read more.

March 31, 2009

Make EI Accessible and Inclusive to Canadian Women with Disabilities

Today, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women and called upon the Federal Government to make EI more accessible and inclusive to women with disabilities by expanding eligibility criteria and expanding its coverage. Read more.