Vol. 11, Issue 4, November 29, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Save the date for Weed in the Workplace and What Employers Need to Know; Connect to Careers Job Fair; New report released, the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability
Save the Date! Up in Smoke: Weed in the Workplace and What Employers Need to Know, January 24, 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton, with our partner City of Hamilton, Public Health Services is presenting a workshop for employers on Thursday, January 24/19 at the Waterfront Centre. The breakfast event will take place from 8:30 am. - 10:00 am.

Medicinal cannabis is legal in Canada and as of October 17, 2018 recreational cannabis is also legal. What does this mean for your workplace?

Our workshop will provide an overview of the uses, legality, and health and safety concerns of cannabis in the workplace. Covered will be the 
responsibilities of employers.

Guest speakers will include Heidi McGuire, City of Hamilton, Public Health Services and Jane M. Gooding, a partner in the Hamilton office 
of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP.

Cost of the event is $20. For more details please contact Cyndi at [email protected]

Registration for the event will start in early December and the registration link will be shared out via our newsletter.
Connect to Careers Job Fair, February 5, 2019

CtoC 2019 is filling up fast!

Employers, don’t miss the opportunity to promote your company and available positions!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

For more information about the fair contact Teresa Finelli at: [email protected]

Join the conversation on social media with #CtoC19

Connect to Careers is a partnership hosted by McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer
University College, Workforce Planning Hamilton, and Hamilton Economic Development.

One-third of working age adults with severe disabilities are living in poverty: Statistics Canada reports

A recent report by Statistics Canada, the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability indicates that one in five Canadians (or 6.2 million) aged 15 years and over had one or more disabilities that limited them in their daily activities. The survey includes demographic, employment and income profiles.

Findings include:

  • More than 1 in 10 youth in Canada have one or more disabilities
  • More than 4 in 10 Canadians with disabilities have a severe or very severe disability
  • Mental health-related and learning disabilities are the most common types of disabilities among youth
  • About one-third of youth with more severe disabilities are neither in school nor employed
  • Almost one-third of working age adults with more severe disabilities are living in poverty

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, October 2018
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca