Your Resource for Inclusive Employment

We help to create thriving, inclusive workplaces.

What is The Inclusive Workplace?

The Inclusive Workplace is for people who are on the autism spectrum or have an intellectual disability. It helps them to find jobs or to work during COVID-19 and beyond. It helps companies hire good workers and build an inclusive workplace. It helps employment agencies support job seekers and employees too.

What Do We Do

We are a leading resource hub for up-to-date resources, education and tools that can help:

  • Businesses learn why they should hire inclusively and how to do it
  • Job seekers and employees with intellectual disabilities and on the autism spectrum find and keep good jobs
  • Employment agencies and support professionals learn more about the tools and tactics to support individuals as they work towards their employment goals

How this site works

We understand that every person, professional, organization and company may be at a different point in their inclusive employment journey. To help you find what you need, no matter where you’re at, and whatever your questions, we have organized The Inclusive Workplace to be explorable a few different ways. 

First, you can explore the many resources on this site by following the drop down options by group. For example, if you are an employer, someone who makes decisions about hiring and policies, or an HR professional, you’ll find our  "For Employer" section useful. Think of the dropdown tabs as milemarkers or stops on your journey into inclusive employment. If you are a support person or professional who provides supports through an agency or any other way, follow the stops under “For Agencies.” And if you are a job seeker or existing employee looking for information about self-advocacy, connecting to supports, and much more, check out the options under “For Jobseekers/Employees”. 

If you're interested in a particular topic, like accommodations, interviewing practices, or EDI planning, you can also click on the subject tags that fit your area of interest. This will let you see all the resources available that touch on that area. 

Finally, this site is searchable using the search bar. 

So, explore our resources, ask questions, and remember that we're here to support you as you build a more inclusive workplace.

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We have created this website with respect for all people. The text on this site and in the resources uses first person and identity first language. Some of the older resources on this site use language that does not reflect the current, preferred usage by the communities we serve. Please take the time to engage with our resources that discuss language so that you understand that some people might prefer to use different words to refer to themselves or their disability, and how to respect individuals' decisions about how to identify.

The Inclusive Workplace is more than a website. It is a community of job seekers and employees, businesses, and employment agencies. We share a goal: To promote inclusive hiring in Canada.
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