The Discover Ability Network is the new online portal for connecting employers and persons with disabilities who are looking for work in the Province Ontario, Canada. The portal is a key deliverable of Access Talent: Ontario’s Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities, the comprehensive plan focused on connecting people with disabilities to rewarding jobs, and employers to new talent that can help grow their businesses.
“Seize the opportunity to advance your business,” says the home page of the Discover Ability Network. “Persons with disabilities can give your business the competitive advantage it needs.” Emerging trends in research and practice reveal the following:
- 72 % higher retention rate among persons with disability
- 92 % of consumers favour companies that hire persons with disabilities
- 80 % of persons with disabilities do not require accommodations in their workplace
The Resources page offers a multitude of resources for employers interested in attracting fresh talent, such as toolkits, videos and links to speakers. For example, the Discover Ability Roadmap, which offers concrete advice on finding, hiring, and onboarding talent.
Explore the Discover Ability Network here.