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About This Toolkit

The industry cannot afford not to become more inclusive of people with disabilities.

As the electricity sector is rapidly evolving, innovative strategies to recruit, onboard and retain candidates define our leaders. EHRC supports employers with the information and tools to diversify its workforce.

Designed for success
The EnAbling Change program team has worked with Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work who developed tools to support employers in engaging with candidates with a disability so they may feel more included in the sector. All resources developed through this project have been designed in partnership with industry stakeholders to ensure their relevance to Canada’s electricity industry.

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From Disability to Inclusion and Safe Space Disclosure Tool

From Disability to Inclusion Toolkit

This is a tool that provides information, resources and best practices on effective recruitment and retention. Also included is information on organizations that support disability inclusion and accommodation opportunities based on best practice.

It has also been designed with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) reflected.

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Safe Space Disclosure Tool

EHRC’s Safe Space tool is an anonymous and confidential survey designed for employees to provide feedback on workplace inclusion and accessibility. Users can disclose their needs and share honest opinions on what needs improvement to enhance their work experience. The survey’s results will be used to help guide employers to improve policies, procedures, and workplace culture, and to track progress made on inclusion and accessibility initiatives over time. The confidentiality of survey respondents is assured. Information will only ever be shared with employers in aggregate and completely de-identified to help improve workplace policies and practices. This tool aims to measure progress towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility of people with disabilities over time.

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Success Stories

Below you will find three success stories – examples of how people overcame their issues.

Reshaping your Future

In September 1999, while working at a mining company, Bill’s arm was lost in an accident.

Struggling emotionally, his perspective shifted when his three-year-old son asked if the situation would be permanent. This question served as a wake-up call, leading Bill to seek professional help and get the support he needed to move forward with his life. Watch to learn more about Bill’s inspiring story.



The Conversation is Getting Louder

Leslee has been hard of hearing her entire life.

She has been an administrative assistant in the engineering department at OPG Darlington for 21 years and feels fortunate to have always been accepted and welcomed by managers and colleagues who strive for inclusivity. Watch to learn more about her involvement with the Abilities Alliance, a group of OPG employees founded in 2019, that supports individuals with various disabilities, including physical, sensory, and mental health challenges.



Access to Services is an Evolution, Not a Revolution

Tanya Hickey is the Senior Manager of Health & Safety Strategies at Ontario Power Generation.

She drives the strategies for all of OPG’s Disability Management Programs as well as their company wellness strategies. Watch to learn how Tanya and her team are working to put the focus on the abilities of a workforce, and create a truly inclusive atmosphere for all.




EnAbling Change is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility