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of Canadians are more likely to buy a product or service from a business that hires people who have a disability.

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Businesses with Inclusive cultures

are 8x more likely to achieve better business outcomes.

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Welcome to EmployEASE

Yes Employment Services, in partnership with PHARA, presents the EmployEASE Accessibility Program that empowers North Bay & Area Employers, through a range of FREE supports, to diversify their workplaces and to create inclusive and accessible work environments for employees with disabilities.

“Canada is working to become a country, and to help create a world, where persons with disabilities are included in every aspect of society.”

– The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

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Grow your business with the EmployEASE Accessibility Program

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1:1 Employer Supports

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Comprehensive Training

Employer Services

Enhanced Employer Supports

Here's a breakdown of some of the key components:

Comprehensive Initial Assessments

We conduct thorough assessments to understand specific challenges your organization may face.

Tailored Solutions

Our approach involves customizing solutions for hiring, training, retention, and creating an inclusive atmosphere.

Specialized Training Sessions

Equip your HR teams, managers, and employees with disability awareness, etiquette, and communication skills through specialized training.

Collaborative Accommodation Plans

Work with us to develop effective accommodation plans that meet the needs of your workforce.

Policy Consultations

We will examine your current policies, offering recommendations and sharing best practices to enhance disability inclusion.

Conflict Resolution

Address and resolve conflicts through our supportive processes.

Skill Enhancement

Foster an inclusive culture by enhancing the skills of your team members.

EmployEASE Comprehensive Training

In this program, employers will explore key aspects of disability inclusion in the workplace:

Interactive Learning

Engage in learning through interactive scenarios, role-play, and real success stories.

Legal Compliance and Awareness

Learn about legal requirements related to disability inclusion.

Increase awareness of biases and how they impact the workplace.

Accessible Environments

Understand the importance of creating accessible workspaces for all employees.

Skills Development

Cultivate empathy, allyship, and effective communication skills.

Accommodation Strategies

Gain insights into effective accommodation strategies to support diverse needs.

Leadership's Role in Fostering Inclusivity:

Recognize the crucial role leadership plays in fostering an inclusive workplace.

Tools for Workplace Diversity

Acquire practical tools to create diverse and thriving workplaces that embrace everyone's potential.

EmployEASE Accessibility Toolkits

Ensuring Access:

An Employers Guide to Workplace Accessibility

Designed to equip employers with the knowledge and resources necessary to foster an accessible workplace. Topics include: Workplace Accessibility, Understanding Its Meaning and Impact, Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Workplaces, Enhancing Accessibility in the Workplace and Case Studies and Best Practices.

EmployEASE Toolkit Ensuring Access

Mental Health + Substance Use in the Workplace

For employers seeking to nurture a supportive and mentally healthy work environment. Topics include: Proactive Workplace Wellness, Why Acknowledging and Supporting Mental Health Matters, Identifying High-Risk Occupations, and Taking Action to Build a Supportive Work Environment.

EmployEASE - Toolkit Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use in the Workplace

Strategic Talent Management:

Recruiting, Hiring, Onboarding & Retaining Persons with Disabilities

A comprehensive guide designed to equip employers with the knowledge and resources necessary to foster an accessible workplace. Topics Include: Disability Inclusion in the Workplace, Creating Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring Strategies, Onboarding and Training, Retaining Employees with Disabilities, and Enhanced Employer Supports and EmployEASE Comprehensive Training.

EmployEASE Toolkit Strategic Talent Management

Employer Needs Assessment & Supervisor/Managers Guide to Inclusion

The needs assessment process provides employers with invaluable insights into the current state of barriers within the workplace. It is designed to help employers evaluate and enhance accessibility practices within their workplace. Employers should use this tool as a guide to assessing various aspects of accessibility, covering general operations, physical spaces, digital platforms, communication methods, employee training, product and service offerings, feedback mechanisms, legal compliance, collaboration with accessibility organizations, and future plans.

EmployEASE - Toolkit Employer Needs Assessment

Employers contact us today for a free 1:1 needs assessment!

Our dedicated Employer Trainer and Support Specialists will develop a strategic action plan at no cost to help employers navigate disability inclusion effectively.


Are you looking for resources in the following topics?

Workplace Accessibility
Mental Health and Substance Use Resources 
Recruiting, Hiring, Onboarding & Retaining Persons with Disabilities
Accessibility Needs Assessment

Reach out to our dedicated Employer Trainer and Support Specialists!


When you hire persons with disabilities, you help create an inclusive workplace that benefits everyone. There are hundreds of thousands of working-aged Canadians with disabilities who are ready and eager to work. They have the skills, enthusiasm and potential to bring great value to your organization.

Financial Performance

Inclusive workplaces are 8 times more likely to achieve better business incomes.

Financial Performance

Businesses which are intentional about inclusive hiring are more innovative than other firms.

Financial Performance

more able to effectively anticipate change.

Higher Retention rates

higher employee retention rate among people with disabilities.

Access to Skilled Talent

percent of people who have a disability have post-secondary education.


of employees with disabilities have average or above average attendance records.

Financial Performance

as likely to meet or exceed their financial targets.

Enhanced Consumer Perception

of consumers favour companies that hire people with disabilities.


of employers say that persons a with disability work as hard as other employees.


say that persons with disabilities actually work harder.

As of 2021,

of Ontario’s population (3.44 million people) have a disability, including physical, cognitive, sensory, or episodic. This presents a substantial market comprising skilled and talented potential employees, ready to meet the requirements of your workforce.


of Canadians are more likely to buy a product or service from a business that hires people who have a disability.


increase, businesses practicing inclusive hiring experience higher employee productivity.


increase in workplace safety.


more revenue.


higher profit margins.


the net income of businesses that don’t hire people who have a disability.


Businesses with Inclusive cultures are 8 times more likely to achieve better business outcomes.


Companies that hire inclusively grow profits up to 3x faster than their competitors.

Mental Health

Providing the necessary support will help employees improve their well-being while being beneficial to employers through less absenteeism, reduced disability costs, higher productivity, and better mental health.

Mental Health


of working Canadians consider their work to be the most stressful part of daily life.

Mental Health

1 in 5

Canadians experience a mental illness, indicating that a substantial number of individuals within a sizable workforce could be dealing with a mental illness.

Mental Health

1 in 2

By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have – or have had – a mental illness.