BC Businesses of all sizes – small and large – are challenged in finding and keeping good employees. People with disabilities represent an important employee talent pool that is largely untapped. Hiring inclusively can also improve culture and increase retention. 90% of consumers prefer companies that employ people with disabilities. Embracing an accessible and inclusive workplace is just good business.
YVR developed a procurement strategy that aligns with their organizational values of diversity and inclusion. Their procurement strategy gives preference to vendors who practice corporate social responsibility in a variety of areas that are important to YVR including accessibility, this is known as the Sustainable Supply Management Plan.
Arnold Cheng went to UBC and received a BA in English Literature. He used that degree to work as an English Teacher in South Korea. Upon his return to Vancouver, he acquired a disability that required him to use a wheelchair. Arnold’s experience in looking for employment after acquiring a disability, changed dramatically.
Be inspired by short stories and detailed case studies from organizations and individuals who are driving change and realizing the benefits of accessible employment. Learn how organizations rolled out their specific accessibility initiatives – the process, what worked, challenges faced and lessons learned.Learn More