7.0 Disability Rights and Access to Employment

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7.0 Disability Rights and Access to Employment

The Ontario Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) is the law that provides equal rights and opportunities, and freedom from discrimination. The Code recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in Ontario. It applies to the social areas of employment, housing, goods, facilities and services, contracts, and membership in unions, trade or professional associations.

Ways that the Ontario Human Rights Code helps employees with disabilities:

  • It helps to ensure that you are screened for your skills and qualifications rather than your physical abilities. 
  • It protects prospective employees from discrimination. 
  • It helps to ensure that employees with disabilities will receive accommodations to fulfill parts of a job that are hindered by a disability. (i.e. computer software that helps people type using their voice if they have difficulty using their hands, a reacher in the office to access items in higher shelves, etc)
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SCIO has employment counsellors that are uniquely positioned to help you navigate the job search process holistically. If you are ever having a difficult time and need to check in with an expert who can help you identify barriers and ways to overcome them, our Employment Services team can help you.

By signing up for our program, you can participate in comprehensive workshops about resume and cover letter writing, job interviews, digital job search skills and the attitudinal aspects of job hunting that will make a positive impact on your journey.

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