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Public Services and Procurement Canada Opens Doors to Inclusive Hiring

The Government of Canada is committed to building a diverse public service that reflects Canadian society and serves as a model of inclusion for both public and private sector employers. In Halifax, Joe Gnemmi and the team at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), a federal department that provides key operational support to other federal […]

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Desjardins Hires Inclusively for Specialized Roles in Cybersecurity

From Left to Right: Marianick Fagnou, Michel Lacroix and Christian Gauthier Desjardins is one of the biggest financial groups in Canada with a strong commitment to the wellbeing of the individuals and communities they serve. In the last two years, Desjardins has hired four people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to fill highly specialized positions within Cybersecurity and […]

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Air Canada takes off with inclusive hiring initiative, Ready, Willing & Able

From left to right : Julian Wong, Tamara Biancini and Christopher Biagioni-Guezzaou Since its founding in 1937 Air Canada has been one of the nation’s leading corporate innovators and is among the largest airlines in the world, employing 30 000 people. Nathalie Lemyre, Director of Talent Acquisition, Chantal Dugas, General Manager, Linguistic Affairs and Diversity, […]

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Algonquin Resort: A Leader in Inclusive Hiring, Embracing Diversity

The Algonquin Resort, an icon among hotels across Canada, is a leader in the industry when it comes to inclusive hiring and embracing diversity. This approach has had positive impacts in a number of areas, including staff retention, employee engagement and enhancing the guest experience. General Manager, Matthew MacKenzie, leads by example and understands the […]

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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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