CBC has launched for the third year its 12-week paid placement program for people with disabilities. The CBC Abilicrew Placements for Excellence (CAPE) program currently has 10 roles available across Canada, 3 of them in Toronto. Some of the placements will start in September. For more information, visit the CBC CAPE website.
The Direct Funding Program is currently hiring for the following position:
Audit and Review Coordinator
This position is responsible for performing financial and administrative auditing functions of a large program to the Direct Funding program.
Closing date: January 31st, 2018
Ontario is conducting targeted audits of retail companies with 500 or more employees to ensure workplaces and employee practices are accessible during a three-month audit blitz this fall.
The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure is leading the audits, with the goal of ensuring that employers are making accessibility a regular part of recruiting and supporting employees with disabilities.
The ministry will check that large retailers meet requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), including:
- Creating and making public a multi-year accessibility plan that outlines the steps put in place to remove and prevent barriers for employees and customers.
- Developing customized emergency plans for employees with disabilities.
The province has made resources available and worked with organizations to help ensure workplaces are accessible, and will continue to support businesses in these efforts going forward.
For resources and more information, visit the Ontario government’s Newsroom website.