Go to main content

Humanity & Inclusion Canada is organizing a solidarity conference on inclusive employment

Inclusion
International

On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3rd, Humanity & Inclusion Canada presented a solidarity conference on inclusive employment at the Maison du Développement Durable (MDD).

Inclusive Employment Conference 2018

Inclusive Employment Conference 2018 | © HI

While Canada is facing a labour shortage in several sectors, it appears that the employment of people with disabilities is likely to be a first step in addressing current economic issues.

This conference favoured a factual approach, supported by figures and testimonies, which not only deconstructed the myths and stereotypes that can sometimes persist (such as the fact that disabled employees are less productive or that it is not profitable to hire them) but also proposed solutions and avenues for reflection, for a better support of these populations in employment in line with the challenges of the shortage.

Employability is one of the keys to living together. Thanks to Deloitte, Maude Massicotte, Roseph and Sphère for their participation!

Where your
support
helps

PRESS CONTACT

CANADA

Gabriel PERRIAU

USA

Mica BEVINGTON

 

Help them
concretely

To go further

Education, girls, disability: HI committed to solve the equation of exclusion
© Pascale Jérôme Kantoussan/HI
Inclusion Rights

Education, girls, disability: HI committed to solve the equation of exclusion

Following a study conducted in 2019 in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, and at the occasion of the International Day of Education on January 24, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) alerts Sahel countries’ governments and international cooperation organisations on the exclusion of girls with disabilities from school. Worldwide, women with disabilities are three times more likely to be illiterate than men without disabilities.

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, HI continues to support disabled people
© HI
Inclusion

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, HI continues to support disabled people

The COVID-19 crisis hasn’t stopped Humanity & Inclusion (HI) from providing people with disabilities with personalized follow-up.

Report: Humanity & Inclusion's Response to Covid-19
© Adrienne Surprenant / HI
Protect vulnerable populations

Report: Humanity & Inclusion's Response to Covid-19

When Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic in March 2020, Humanity & Inclusion mobilized its teams to help the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis. Providing emergency response in almost all the countries where Humanity & Inclusion works has been a major challenge, especially since its emergency teams are normally able to focus their efforts on a handful of countries or regions. Humanity & Inclusion therefore provided emergency response and adapted its routine projects to help all those in need.