This opinion piece on The Daily Scanner (www.dailyscanner.com) says “there needs to be a shift in attitudes about the importance of equal opportunity, particularly for people with disabilities. Companies and institutions must make a conscious effort to rid their biases and accept those with disabilities. In many cases, the stigma around disabilities can cause a higher barrier for employment than the disability itself. Many people with a disability are capable of being a part of the workforce and making valuable contributions if given the opportunity.”
The students and leaders at Anne Hathaway Public School in Stratford are awesome! Together We Rock! received over 190 leadership cards from students with their “one step” to create a more accessible and inclusive school community. In recognition of their efforts to make a difference, Anne Hathaway Public School received a Leadership Recognition Plaque from Together We Rock! Congratulations! You Rock!
Devex.com is the media platform for the global development community. The Devex mission statement is to “keep you better connected to the news, business intelligence, funding and career opportunities you need, to do more good for more people.”Effective leadership and human resource practices can impact the diversity and inclusion of a workplace. Some workplaces include the following:
The Whitby Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Canadian Business SenseAbility sponsored Discover Ability featuring keynote speaker Mark Wafer. This event was held at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario. As a member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, Together We Rock! was pleased to be one of the presenting sponsors of this event. An audience of 100 employers and representatives from community organizations attended Discover Ability.
Canada defines itself by bridges, not walls. This is the sentiment of Canada’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Beverley McLachlin, who will step down from her position at the end of this year. McLachlin said “Canada still defines itself by inclusion, by what it embraces, not exclusively by what it rejects.”
Effective teaching means effective communication. However, with students emerging from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and abilities in today’s classrooms, the language used in teaching can often stifle students’ progress. Subjects such as math and science use jargon which can be confusing, especially when the students speak differently and may use a different language at home.
Oshawa, May 25, 2017 – John Draper, founder of Together We Rock!, today received this year’s David C. Onley Leadership in Accessibility Role Model Award. Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the award at a ceremony at Queen’s Park, alongside the Honourable David C. Onley. The annual award – named for Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor – recognizes individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to raise awareness about accessibility and to nurture a culture of inclusion across the province.
The Council on Inclusive Work Environments (CIWE) of the Conference Board of Canada is a network of Canadian organizations, public and private, “that are currently involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of inclusiveness, diversity, talent management and employment equity initiatives.”