Know Your Rights - Employer Resources

These resources can provide your employer with resources, information and funding to help you get the accommodations, assistive devices you may need to perform at your best.  There are also programs and materials to help employers learn more about supporting employees with disabilities.

Hire for Talent

Hire for Talent is a Canadian organization seeking to build an inclusive Canadian Workforce by increasing employer awareness of how people with disabilities are a talented part of the workforce. There are many web resources on their site to help employers tap into this talent pool during their search for skilled workers.

Job Accommodations Service

JAS® is a Canada-wide and bilingual service that offers public and private sector companies of all sizes advice, consultations, and assessment services in order to assist them comply with their legal duty to accommodate and accessibility standards.  Job Accommodation Service

Job Accommodation Network - SOAR

JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.

Ask JAN - Job Accommodation Network

Mental Health Commission of Canada’s National Standards Ensuring Good Psychological Health and Safety (PH&S) in the workplace.

While not a legal act, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has developed a voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources focused on promoting employees’ psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors. This information may be useful in working with employers

Mental Health Works

This program offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association has resources, training and supports for employers to support their workers who have mental health concerns and reduce the incidence of mental health concerns in the workplace. Mental Health Works

Taking Action: An HR Guide Hiring And Retaining Employees With Disabilities

A comprehensive guide for human resources professionals on best practices for hiring and retaining persons with disabilities created by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Canada’s largest industry and trade association. An HR Guide Hiring And Retaining Employees With Disabilities


Mental Illness at Work: A manager's guide to identifying, managing and preventing psychological problems in the workplace by: Adrian Furnham, Mary-Clare Race

Article on Inclusive Employers

 “Working wisdom: How workers with disabilities give companies an edge.” Tavia Grant, The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Feb. 27, 2015