Part of the David C. Onley Initiative
support the movement
Want to support the movement? This is your chance to take part in real change by pledging what you are #AbleTo do to help close the employment gap in Ottawa.
#AbleTo take the pledge
Anyone can. Whether you are an employer, someone living with a disability, family member, or a member of the community, you are #AbleTo engage with others, spread our message and support the movement.
You can pledge your commitment to the #AbleTo movement in two ways:
Share one of the David C. Onley Initiative’s #AbleTo posts on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
Take your individual #AbleTo pledge. Simply write a post on social media that states what you are #AbleTo do to help close the employment gap faced by students and graduates with disabilities.
For example, you may be #AbleTo support your peers with a disability or #AbleTo be an advocate for inclusion in your workplace.
Be sure to use the #AbleTo hashtag. You can also encourage others to visit AbleTo.ca if they want to learn more.
You can also download the #AbleTo identifier. This is the visual representation of your pledge. It tells the community that you are #AbleTo support the movement and do your part—whatever that may be.
Use the identifier image in your email signature, on your company website and job postings, or in social media posts. Let people know that you are #AbleTo.
Want more? You can also sign up for the latest #AbleTo updates.
Leaders in your community are showing what they are #AbleTo do to help close the employment gap. Find out how they are supporting the movement.
While I was a student in La Cité’s personal support worker program, I was diagnosed with a learning disability and with a chronic medical condition that often causes severe pain.
make accessibility the norm.
David C. Onley Initiative
Accessibility cracks open workplaces, increasing diversity, fostering inclusion and fueling new thinking and knowledge.
ask and listen.
Recent graduate, Algonquin College
Ask a question and listen to the answer. That’s my approach to make workplaces more inclusive for students and graduates with disabilities.