Humanity & Inclusion Canada is organizing a solidarity conference on inclusive employment
On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3rd, Humanity & Inclusion Canada presented a solidarity conference on inclusive employment at the Maison du Développement Durable (MDD).
Inclusive Employment Conference 2018 | © HI
While Canada is facing a labour shortage in several sectors, it appears that the employment of people with disabilities is likely to be a first step in addressing current economic issues.
This conference favoured a factual approach, supported by figures and testimonies, which not only deconstructed the myths and stereotypes that can sometimes persist (such as the fact that disabled employees are less productive or that it is not profitable to hire them) but also proposed solutions and avenues for reflection, for a better support of these populations in employment in line with the challenges of the shortage.