The Working Originals

The Working Originals tells the stories of individuals with intellectual disabilities and how getting a job is changing their lives. The Working Originals is made possible with a grant from TELUS Optik Local Community Programming and is available for free on demand on TELUS Optik TV. For more information on the series, contact: Brandy Y Productions […]

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Pilot Project with Home Depot Canada

Ready Willing and Able is pleased to announce the establishment of a national partnership with Home Depot Canada. This national partnership will begin as a pilot project in selected stores in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Halifax, and Fredericton. RWA staff are now meeting with the various store and HR managers in these stores to finalize the […]

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Employment Matters Documentaries

Two documentaries about inclusive hiring for people with intellectual disabilities by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk have aired on CBC television in August. The first, Employment Matters is a documentary that explores the untapped market and huge potential of the intellectually disabled in the workplace. The second in the series, Employment Matters Too is a documentary that discovers […]

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Ready, Willing and Able on CBC’s The Current

On the CBC Radio program The Current, Dr. Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) speaks in depth about people with disabilities deserving real jobs with real pay, and how we need national employers from both the public and private sector to step up for inclusive employment. Against the backdrop […]

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RWA – Costco Partnership

RWA is pleased to recognize Costco as the first national employer to join the RWA initiative. Began as a Pilot Project during December 2013, in stores within the Greater Toronto area (GTA), the RWA – Costco national partnership has now expanded to include all Costco locations in Canada. With exemplary leadership from Costco senior management, […]

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National Partnership with Holloway Holdings

Recognizing the value of hiring people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to address their staffing needs, Holloway Holdings is one of the first national companies to join the RWA team. They have made a commitment to hire people with intellectual disabilities in their various hotel locations in the 8 provinces and territories […]

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Federal Budget 2014 Invests in Ready, Willing & Able

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) applaud the Government of Canada’s 2014 budget investment of $15 million dollars in the ‘Ready, Willing and Able’ (RWA) national employment initiative. Designed to increase the workforce participation of people with intellectual disabilities and ASD, RWA will accomplish this by […]

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