Canada’s Human Resources Minister Diane Finley has announced a task force on how to get more people with disabilities employed in meaningful work. The task force will include executives from companies such as Loblaws and Tim Hortons, and will be led by Kenneth Fredeen of Deloitte. The group will be looking at companies successfully hiring people with disabilities in the hopes of putting together a tool kit for other companies.
According to the 2010 annual report, “Despite the Employment Equity Act and a growing need for skilled workers, the statistics … reveal that many people with disabilities remain underemployed and discriminated against,” the 2010 report says.
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