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Willing but unable: A population in waiting

TitreWilling but unable: A population in waiting
Année de publication2016
AuteursFurrie, A. D., Lero D. S., D'Aubin A., and Ewles G.
Date PublishedJune
InstitutionCentre for Research on Work Disability Policy
VilleToronto, ON
Mots-clésdiscrimination, potential workers, workplace accommodation, youth in transition

Background: As the number of skilled workers decrease as Canada's population ages, individuals with disabilities comprise a talent pool that is sometimes overlooked. The objective of this report is to provide a profile of these potential workers and an overview of the employment environment and challenges faced by these individuals. Method: The profile uses data from the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability augmented by insights from Canadians with disabilities who shared their experience and knowledge of Canada's existing employment environment. Findings: The population of potential workers with disabilities is diverse in age, abilities, and the extent to which they require workplace accommodations. There is a need for training and skills development programs that recognize that diversity. As well, policies should be developed to address disincentives to work (e.g. loss of benefits, attitudinal barriers).

Document URLhttps://www.crwdp.ca/sites/default/files/Research%20and%20Publications/finalwilling_but_unable_kp_final.pdfhttps://www.crwdp.ca/sites/default/files/Research%20and%20Publications/episodic_disabilities_in_canada_-_october_4_-_final.doc