Toward Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace

Toward Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace

As proposed by the World Health Organization, people are considered to have a disability or activity limitation if they have a physical or mental condition, or a health problem that restricts their ability to perform activities that are normal for their age. Exclusion due to disability is now generally considered to be the result of a failure by society and employers to accommodate different levels of ability through the provision of appropriate supports and accommodations and elimination of discrimination, rather than a medical condition of individuals. Canadian disability rights groups have put forward an action agenda for an inclusive and accessible Canada, noting that, while progress has been made, many Canadians with disabilities and their families continue to experience major barriers to their full and equal participation in Canadian society.

This report expands on how to fully include people with disabilities in Canada.

PUBLICATION DATE: 2008
LOCATION: Canada