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Inclusion in the workplace: it’s not as difficult as you think!

What business owner doesn’t want access to an untapped labour pool, or an increase in their bottom line? Yet many companies shy away from hiring a person with a disability. Why? There are many reasons, but most are not rooted in fact:

My worker's compensation premiums will increasePremiums are based on the type of work and the employer's accident history, not on who does the work.
People with disabilities don't have the necessary skills to do the jobPeople with disabilities have comparable skills and education to those without disabilities.
Accommodations are expensive and complicatedThe most frequent accommodations cost nothing or very little.


Inclusion NL’s Businesses OPEN (Building Opportunities, Partnerships, Employment, & Networks Collaboratively) is a free program available to all businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador who wish to become more accessible. The program offers access to resources and consultants with expertise in accessibility, and low-cost solutions to reducing barriers.

For more information on Businesses OPEN, contact Kathy Hawkins at 1-844-517-1376 or by e-mail at [email protected]