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Building an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce at Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA) is very pleased to welcome Loblaw Companies Ltd as its newest national employer partner. What began in 2021 as a Pilot Project with approximately 60 of their market locations, this partnership subsequently expanded to include locations in their discount, and wholesale divisions. The current partnership with Loblaw Companies Ltd. now includes more than 260 […]

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BMO: Banking on Inclusion

BMO is Canada’s oldest bank. Founded over 200 years ago, BMO started off primarily dealing with fur traders and with Indigenous banking. Since then, the company has developed into North America’s 8th largest bank, with 45,000 employees, 12 million customers across the globe, and valued assets of over 971 billion dollars. From its roots in […]

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Wajax – building a diverse, ethical, and inclusive environment for everyone

Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA) is very pleased to welcome Wajax Corporation as its newest national employer partner. Wajax Corporation is one of Canada’s leading equipment, products and solutions providers with over 160 years of experience across numerous industries. Dedicated to safe, sustainable, and inclusive work and hiring practices, Wajax puts in the time and […]

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Building Communities for Everyone

In 2019, Steve Lenarduzzi was just settling into his new role as Senior VP (Northern Alberta, Northern Canada, and Energy and Resources) with Clark Builders in Edmonton. One of the first things on his calendar was an invite to RWA delivery partner Inclusion Alberta’s President’s Reception at their annual Family Conference, where Clark Builders was […]

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Building the Future: Airgate Bets on Inclusive Hiring

This story is adapted from an original article by Alex Coop which appeared on on March 5, 2020. Across the country, many jobs go unfilled because individuals with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum are not considered as potential candidates.  Despite many steps forward in inclusion, the myth that “it’s understandable” if businesses feel it’s […]

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