Success Stories

Multiple Hires Exceed Expectations at Value Village

It takes commitment and dedication to understand and embrace the value of inclusive hiring – and that’s exactly what for-profit thrift retailer, Value Village did. Lisa Laforest, Manager at Value Village Windsor ON South, knew once her location was chosen to hire through Ready, Willing and Able (RWA), her highly engaged team of 60 would […]

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AltaGas Ltd. Turns Pilot Project into a Full-Time Position

When Michelle Dulmadge, Director of Operational Human Resources and Administrative Services at AltaGas Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta, was approached about inclusive hiring with Ready, Willing and Able (RWA), she wanted to ensure that the role they would provide would be both a meaningful experience and important to the company. “It’s not about creating a job […]

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At Coop Coco & Calendula, Inclusion is Synonymous with Retention

Among the 25 employees working at Coop Coco & Calendula, three are participants in the Ready, Willing and Able’s employment program: packing clerk Lucia Feola, and production clerks Heather Franklin and Shadday Polony. Coop Coco & Calendula is a company known for their natural soaps and body care products. In it’s early years, a volunteer […]

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Safety First! Breaking Down Myths with Bluewave Energy

Think that employees with a disability pose a bigger safety risk in the workplace than their colleagues without a disability?  Think again.  Research of inclusive employers has consistently found that employees with a disability typically rate average or above average on safety.  And through Ready, Willing and Able employers are moving beyond the research, with […]

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