RWA Works

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Welcome to RWA Works!

Inclusive hiring works. Research and experience have shown that an inclusive workplace drives innovation, providing distinct economic and social advantages to businesses of all sizes and industries. For most employers the only thing stopping the transition to an inclusive workplace can be a lack of knowledge.

That’s where RWA Works comes in.

RWA Works is a free resource hub, available on demand, providing the know-how and resources to support businesses in hiring employees with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our series of introductory level courses cover a variety of topics on inclusive employment, and are publically available. They provide employers with knowledge and increased confidence to hire, and can be a useful resource to share with colleagues and employees as you work together to grow your inclusive workforce. If you’re ready to discover the business advantage that inclusion brings, RWA Works is ready to get you started.

RWA Works was developed through the Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) initiative. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities and active in 20 communities across the country, RWA is a national partnership initiative of the Canadian Association for Community Living and Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and their member organizations.

Course 1: Inclusive Hiring Works

Now available in both English and French

Course 2: Introduction to Intellectual Disability & Autism Spectrum Disorder

Now available in both English and French

Course 3: Inclusive Talent Management Practices Part 1

Building an Inclusive Talent Pipeline
Now available in both English and French

Course 4: Inclusive Talent Management Practices Part 2

Tapping into the Talents of Employees with an Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder
Coming Soon! Release date: Beginning of May 2017

Course 5: Performance through Partnership

How RWA Can Support You & The Role of Supported Employment Agencies
Coming Soon! Release date: End of May 2017



View a step-by-step instruction guide for accessing the RWA Works series.