What is The Inclusive Workplace?
The Inclusive Workplace is for people who are on the autism spectrum or have an intellectual disability. It helps them to find jobs or to work during COVID-19 and beyond. It helps companies hire good workers and build an inclusive workplace. It helps employment agencies support job seekers and employees too.
COVID-19 has hurt the Canadian economy. It has affected many companies. But there have been some positive changes too. Companies are adapting and innovating to respond to COVID-19. These changes have made work more accessible and inclusive. More companies support their employees working from home. More companies understand that hiring inclusively makes them more resilient.
A Solution for COVID-19 and Beyond
Inclusion Canada and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) created The Inclusive Workplace to support job seekers and employees on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability, businesses and employment agencies to build inclusive workplaces. It is for COVID-19 and beyond. The site launched on April 6, 2021. It is supported by the Government of Canada.
About Our Name
“The Inclusive Workplace” is not just a name. It’s a vision for the near future.
Our vision includes:
- Businesses that embrace inclusive hiring
- Workplaces where employees on the autism spectrum or who have an intellectual disability work alongside employees without disabilities
- Employment agencies that are equipped to provide innovative, flexible supports
We are working to make this vision real. We provide up-to-date resources and training to help:
- Job seekers and employees to find and keep good jobs
- Businesses to learn why they should hire autistic workers and workers with an intellectual disability, and how to do it
- Employment agencies to support job seekers and employees reach their employment goals
Together, we can make this vision a reality.