Ontario advisory group will address high unemployment rates among people with disabilities

A provincial advisory group will help tackle high unemployment rates among people with disabilities.

A provincial advisory group will help tackle high unemployment rates among people with disabilities.

Global News File

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The group, which was promised as part of the province’s broader employment strategy for people with disabilities, features executives from corporate giants including CIBC, Loblaw Companies Ltd., Deloitte and Sodexo.

Other group members include operators of small businesses, an executive from the CBC and a senior official with the city of London, Ont.

READ MORE: Ontario government calls on businesses to hire people with disabilities

The presence of public sector leaders is in line with the employment strategy, which stressed the need for government to take the lead in tackling unemployment among disabled residents.

Historically, roughly half of eligible people with disabilities are able to find work compared to roughly 80 per cent of able-bodied peers.

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