Success Stories

An Employee that Raises the Bar at Kent

When Kent Building Supplies was thinking about adding a person with an intellectual disability to their team, they didn’t have any of the concerns expressed by other employers considering the same move. That’s because Patrick O’Neil and his colleagues at the Kent Distribution Centre in Moncton, N.B. had been working with a team member who […]

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Shoppers Drug Mart Builds a United and Inclusive Team

A culture of inclusion has always been a top priority at Shoppers Drug Mart in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. However, one unanswered question remained − if inclusive employment was the ultimate goal, where or how could Shoppers Drug Mart get started? This is where Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) became involved, acting as the mechanism to […]

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Living our Values: Niagara Casinos Embraces Inclusion

Niagara Casinos has strong organizational values and it is these values that formed the foundation for a strategy to implement inclusive hiring.  Julia Tiessen, Senior Human Resources Operations Manager explains, “The return on investment we have experienced through hiring inclusively is a result of the commitment by individuals in our organization that want this program […]

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Healing Hands Landscaping Finds the Perfect Candidate

As a business owner, Suzanne Kenchington of Healing Hands Landscaping, a company that provides design, installation and maintenance services in Burnaby, British Columbia, has worked hard to develop a diverse and hard-working team. With both a personal and professional background of working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Kenchington knew working […]

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