Discover Ability Network
6.2 million Canadians live with at least one disability – that’s 1 in 5 people. Businesses simply cannot afford to ignore this growing population of consumers and job seekers. That’s why the Mississauga Board of Trade has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to bring the Discover Ability Network to the Mississauga area to provide tools, resources and supports to help local employers attract and recruit job seekers with disabilities.
Discover Ability offers a free job-matching platform to help you find the best candidates with disabilities for your job openings. Our free online workshops provide you with the knowledge and confidence to hire and retain persons with disabilities in their workplace.
Research shows that businesses who recruit from this under-tapped talent pool experience real benefits:
- Harness the value of innovative processes and new perspectives
- Reduce costs associated with turnover, absenteeism and workplace safety
- Increase the size of your skilled labour pool
- Improve engagement from all employees, across the board