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Hiring Staff With Disabilities (Posted On: Friday, March 14, 2014)

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Strengthen your business base and enhance your business image; hiring people with disabilities is good business. Don't lose out. Join the ranks of Collingwood and area employers who value the positive impact that hiring someone with a disability has on their business.

Most employers underestimate the capacity and capabilities of employees with disabilities.  Canadians with disabilities want to work, want to contribute to society and want to live a full life. People with disabilities are as productive and reliable as their non-disabled peers; make good dependable employees and have higher job retention rates. Also, people with disabilities represent an often overlooked and multibillion-dollar market share that not only includes the person with a disability but his or her family and friends.

Employers report that employees with disabilities make good employees.

Lower absenteeism, lower staff-turnover, less cost to replace entry-level employees

Builds untold goodwill for your business. Customers have positive feedback, no-one complains that you are an inclusive employer. Customers want to come and spend money at your business.

Higher productivity, at least the same or more as other employees. This positive attitude increases staff morale in turn  increasing the problem solving skills of other employees.

Good work ethic, work safely, less risky behaviour, less WSIB Claims.


David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, makes the business case for hiring people with disabilities.

Untapped resource for workplace

Mark Wafer on the Benefits of Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

View Kevin LaChance Resume


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