Working from “Rethinking Disability in the Private Sector,” a Government of Canada Report from the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, this workshop explored the reasons why qualified people with disabilities are good employment prospects. Myths surrounding hiring people with disabilities are discounted. The pros and cons of disclosing disability status are discussed, as well as types of accommodations and what the employee can take responsibility for in the accommodation process.
Lori Turner-Otte, BA, RRP
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO); London Health Sciences Centre