In October, many organizations and provinces celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM). It is a time to recognize the 1 in 5 Canadians who experience disability and the incredible contributions they make to our labour force. Despite the positive outcomes associated with inclusive hiring, approximately half of Canadians with disabilities are underemployed or unemployed (which is about 10x the national average).
DEI Alphabet Soup: Decoded! Part II
Earlier this month, we started to “decode” some common terms that are used in the sphere of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Because this field can be approached from many different angles, and there are many intersections of identity and inclusivity, we are continuing our series of posts by diving into another group of terms related to a particular theme.
Today’s theme is disability justice. These terms are related to activism surrounding the acceptance of bodies and physical abilities.
Accommodations in a Post-Covid Workforce
What has your organization learned about accommodation in the pandemic?
There is no denying that workplaces have changes in enormous ways since 2020 and the current Covid-19 pandemic. One of the the biggest conversations in the aftermath has been that of accessibility and accommodation at work.