Ontario Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Photo: Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility

TORONTO — Today, Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, released the following statement:

“This year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month comes at a time when many employers in Ontario and across Canada are in a fierce competition to secure the best talent.

One way businesses can find this talent is by connecting to the large talent pool of skilled workers who are ready to make a difference: people with disabilities.

Employees with disabilities help businesses reach new customers, become more innovative, productive and profitable, and so much more. That’s why, throughout National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and in every month of the year, our government is removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities and connecting job seekers and employers.

To support employment opportunities for people with disabilities, we are:

To celebrate this important month, I am excited our government is participating in Light It Up! on October 20th. This annual event led by the Ontario Disability Employment Network, lights up buildings in blue and purple across the province to help raise awareness. This year, several provincial government buildings will be proudly illuminated in solidarity with this great cause.

Together, let’s all recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month and help create inclusive opportunities for all Ontarians to thrive in the workplace, strengthen our economy and enrich our communities.”

SOURCE Province of Ontario

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