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 www.itworldcanada.com 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 […]

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Ready, Willing, and Able is very pleased to welcome Worldline as its newest employer partner

Worldline is an international leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted, and secure solutions across the payment value chain. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Services & Solutions; Financial Services and Mobility […]

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Inclusion Checks In: The Alt Hotel, St. John’s, NL

Alt Hotels is a brand of the Germain Hotels group, which started in 1988 with Hôtel Germain-des-Prés in Quebec City. Since then, it has grown into 3 branded hotel chains (Le Germain, Alt and Escad) and stretches across Canada. The Alt Hotel St. John’s was opened in 2017 and overlooks the St. John’s Harbour, offering spectacular […]

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Mallory’s Postering Service: Making Self-Employment Work

Across the country, there are almost a half million working-age Canadians on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability for whom employment in the competitive labour force remains out of reach. While Ready Willing and Able (RWA) and its network of supported agency partners works with thousands of employers to change this fact, it […]

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Inclusion Builds Employer Capacity and Community Connections

The Discovery Hotel and Tammaativvik Boarding House are two of Iqaluit’s leading providers of local accommodations. While both establishments have been operated by Edmonton-based Nova Group since 2018, their community history long precedes that time. Discovery Hotel (formerly known as The Discovery Lodge Hotel) was originally built to be Pan-Am Airline’s Crew Hotel and the current site has […]

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RWA Welcomes DHL Express Canada

Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA) is very pleased to welcome DHL Express Canada as its newest employer partner. DHL Express is the world’s leading logistics company specializing in International Shipping and Courier Services and Transportation, with 400,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories. DHL is dedicated to being a Great Place to Work for all and is committed to maintaining a continuous improvement mindset that empowers every team member to […]

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Home Depot ‘Gets More Done’ with Canada-wide Inclusive Hiring

The Home Depot has always recognized that a home is most Canadians’ single largest financial and emotional investment. As such, the history of The Home Depot in Canada is one of serving people well through its own ‘people strength’. Catering to do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals, The Home Depot, operates […]

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