#AbleTo close the gap.
Ontario is home to nearly 50,000 post-secondary students with visible and non-visible disabilities—more than 10,000 in Ottawa alone. When these students graduate, they are often at a disadvantage—overshadowed by myth and overlooked by employers and hiring managers. This problem persists even though students and graduates with disabilities are educated, skilled and qualified—just like their peers without disabilities. We call this disconnect the employment gap.
#AbleTo is about closing the employment gap and helping every student and graduate find meaningful work. It’s about strengthening local businesses while supporting students and graduates with disabilities. Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s good for our community and good for local businesses who are currently struggling to find and retain the talent they need. So join us—as we work to weave disability awareness and inclusiveness into the fabric of employment in our city. We are #AbleTo.