Success Stories

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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Inclusive Employment IS the “New Norm” for Metro Logistics

Sometimes the only real challenge of making inclusive employment work, is the one employers set themselves – to look beyond preconceptions and see the rewards.  Metro Logistics, a Canadian-owned Logistics Company, (that provides logistics and warehousing services to major retailers and consumer goods manufacturers across Canada and the United States), is just such an employer.  […]

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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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