Slide

Employees with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum are more

ENGAGED IN THEIR WORK
Slide

It’s more than the right thing to do.

IT’S THE SMART THING TO
Slide

Get dozens of how-to guides, training, and other useful and timely information to help you hire inclusively at this new free resource hub for Canadian businesses.

THE INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE
The Inclusive Workplace
previous arrow
next arrow
The Business Case for Inclusive Hiring and Workplaces
Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is here to help you reach your inclusive hiring goals. Active in every province and territory across the country, RWA is a free program that has helped thousands of Canadian businesses become more inclusive. And we look forward to working with you. Most businesses already understand the broad benefits of a more diverse workforce. But when it comes to disability, and specifically people with intellectual disabilities or on the autism spectrum, businesses may have concerns about productivity, retention, innovation and other aspects of their operations. But the evidence and Ready Willing & Able’s results since 2014 show just how impactful and beneficial inclusive hiring can be for your business and bottom line. Download our Business Case for Inclusive Hiring and Workplaces to discover the business benefits of hiring people with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum.
Find Ready, Willing and Able Staff Near You

Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is a national initiative active in 30 communities across Canada. If you are looking to hire, contact the RWA staff member nearest to you to start the conversation. 

Expansion of Ready, Willing, and Able

Inclusion Canada and Autism Alliance of Canada (formerly CASDA) are pleased to announce the expansion of the Ready, Willing and Able program.

As of November 1, 2022 the Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) program has secured funding necessary to ensure its continued delivery until at least October 2027. This continuation was made possible through a $20 million investment by the Government of Canada in the Ready, Willing, and Able program as announced in Budget 2022. This was further amended to an extended 5-year, $30-million-dollar investment, which will now allow project delivery to 2027.

RWA is a national employment program, jointly sponsored by Inclusion Canada and Autism Alliance of Canada, for persons with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum. This investment by the Government of Canada will enable RWA to expand its work with employers and community agencies to generate employment opportunities for people with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum. 

‘I always wanted to be on my own’

Inclusion NB programs and Ready,Willing and Able support Olivia on her path to independence. Today, the 22-year-old is living a dream realized, with a full-time job, a car, and her own boutique apartment in a brand-new building in the heart of Fredericton, where she moved this spring from her hometown of Sussex.

Read More »