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About This Toolkit

The electricity sector employs over 100,000 people across Canada, and it’s facing a growing labour market chal-lenge. Many skilled workers are retiring, and the sector is undergoing transformation.

This presents a unique opportunity to engage in the intentional diversification of our workforce. For people with disabilities seeking employment and longterm careers, there are opportunities in a wide array of occupations, even in careers not usually associated with the electricity sector.

The EHRC Resource Kit for Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities in the Electricity Sector is an online resource developed as a result of EHRC’s Disability to Inclusion project (under the EnAbling Change Program) in partnership with the Government of Ontario. The kit gives employers a variety of accessibility tools and materials to help them improve access and supports for people with disabilities who work or wish to work in the Canadian electricity industry.

The Resource Kit is designed to help organizations develop employer-driven initiatives for inclusion and accessibility (whatever the scope or resources may be). The kit provides employers with practical information and common-sense solutions to ensure that people with disabilities can find employment and succeed in rewarding careers within the industry. It is by no means comprehensive—it is meant to provide answers to key questions in an easy-to-use format, with a supporting compendium of links to additional resources in a downloadable format that can provide further information.

The Resource Kit is a living resource which will be continuously updated as new materials are developed or discovered. At the bottom of each page, you can find a link where you may connect with us to suggest additional resources. We welcome your input and feedback.

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