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OTEC and CCRW present The Business Includes Abilities Showcase In Toronto March 23, 2018!

OTEC is proud to partner with the Discover Ability Network and the Canadian Council on Rehabilitiation and Work (CCRW)

OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) and CCRW are proud to announce the Business Includes Abilities Showcase.  Join us on March 23, 2018 for breakfast at the Hotel Novotel and learn from industry leaders about how to avoid talent shortages by including the talent of people with disabilities. Learn about the Discover Ability Network and hear from a panel of employers who have hired skilled individuals with disabilities. The CCRW will be present to answer your questions about how to hire and accommodate the diverse talent of people with disabilities.

OTEC is committed to connecting employers to people with all abilities seeking tourism and hospitality industry jobs.  A partner with the Discover Ability Network, OTEC enables persons with disabilities to access jobs and employers to find the talent they need.

CCRW is a national organization that supports people with disabilities and assists employers  in breaking  down barriers to employment making it easier for employers to hire, train and retain persons with disabilities. Working directly with skilled and motivated candidates who are available and ready to work, CCRW is committed to understanding the needs of the individual business they support to fill vacancies  and create long lasting matches.

There are many advantages of hiring people with disabilities, such as increasing the size of your skilled labour pool, reducing costs associated with turnover and improving the engagement of all employees.

Employers are invited to learn more about why it is beneficial to include the talent of people with disabilities and where they can find the tools to do so.

Event Details:

March 23, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m

Hotel Novotel, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario

To register for this event please contact Anna Lamswood, Employment Coordinator CCRW Toronto, via email:



OTEC is an Ontario-based independent, not-for-profit training, consulting & workforce development organization that delivers high quality, creative and branded solutions for the development and growth of a professional, skilled workforce. It is the leading source support for communities to build workforce capacity and for companies to attract, retain, and develop high performing employees and become Employer of Choice organizations. OTEC is the premier source for Customer Service training and strategy development, Tourism Ambassador training, leadership skills training and certifications and education products and services for tourism, hospitality and service oriented organizations in a wide range of industry sectors both nationally and internationally. | @OTECExcellence


Funded by the Government of Ontario and powered by Magnet, a data-rich, job-matching technology platform, The Discover Ability Network is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities. The portal is a key deliverable of Access Talent: Ontario’s Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities, a new comprehensive plan focused on connecting more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers to new talent that can help grow their businesses.  | @HireAbilityNow


CCRW’s Mission is to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of people with disabilities.
As innovators and agents of change, we build partnerships, develop skills, share knowledge and influence attitudes. CCRW is the pre-eminent Canadian centre of excellence on the economic, social and psychological aspects of disability (be it one or more physical, sensory, medical, learning or mental health disability), as they impact people’s ability to seek, acquire and retain productive employment. | @CCRW