Employees with disabilities: An untapped pool of labour for your business
A recent report from Statistics Canada presents findings from the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability on requirements and access to workplace accommodations for employees
with disabilities aged 25 to 64 years.
The survey discovered that workplace accommodations such as flexible work schedules or workstation modifications can play an important role in creating an inclusive and accessible work environment.
Explored are the different types and number of accommodations commonly required in the workplace; whether those needs were met; and, the reasons why, in some instances, needs for accommodations went unmet.