Home Improvements: Navigating Accessibility Challenges After a Spinal Cord Injury

  Steve Potter is a 52-year-old Ontarian who sustained a spinal cord injury on the job as an industrial mechanic. Despite being covered by insurance, turning his home into a wheelchair accessible space has proven challenging. “Insurance covers upgrades to your home if you are injured at work, but it’s a one-time thing, so if […]

Spring Fling: 12 Ways to Embrace the Season’s Spark!

12 ways to embrace the season's spark

  Ah, can you feel it? The gentle whisper of spring awakened the world from its wintry slumber. As we eagerly anticipate warmer weather and the embrace of more sunshine, it’s time to cast off our winter coats and move into the warmth of new beginnings. Let’s embark on a journey of renewal and rejuvenation. […]

Accessible Employment Services: Changing attitudes about accommodations in the workplace

Changing attitudes about accommodations in the workplace

Changing attitudes about accommodations in the workplace- Melody’s story. When workplaces are accessible to everyone, they foster a culture of diversity and equality and harness the unique skills and perspectives that individuals with disabilities bring. SCIO Accessible Employment Services client Melody shares her experiences as a job seeker trying to find work. With a stellar […]

Accessible Employment Services: Judy’ Journey

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For over 40 years, the Accessible Employment Services team has been fostering connections between job seekers and employers who prioritize accessible work environments. Discovering meaningful and accessible employment is a journey and everyone’s journey is unique.  Judy shares her journey and the support AES provided during her transition. Judy’s Journey Throughout the year, I serve […]

Bill Russell: The Possibilities Project Opened My World

Bill Russell - The Possibilities Project Opened My World

Bill Russell is a resident of St. Thomas, Ontario who is surrounded by his loving wife Sharon, children and grandkids. He has worked for TD Canada Trust for over 18 years as a mortgage and credit specialist. While battling cancer, in 2022 a new mass was discovered pushing against Bill’s spine at the T9 and […]

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