Be an Inclusive Employer

Linking qualified candidates with meaningful employment opportunities.

Become an inclusive employer and you’ll be making a smart choice for your business and your community. Businesses who hire people with disabilities have less turnover, increased productivity levels, and higher profitability.

more likely to buy

78% of Canadians are more likely to buy a product or service from businesses that employ people with disabilities.

better attendance

86% of employees who have a disability have average to above average attendance records.

retention rates

Statistics show that retention rates are 72% higher among employees who have a disability.

We provide free employment services to employers in the North Muskoka region. Our services include job coaching, on-the-job training, and free skill-building workshops for the entire team. One of our unique services is helping employers identify the gaps in their employment needs. We’ve worked with many local employers to customize jobs, known as job carving, to improve their daily operations.

We also search for local businesses who will partner with us to provide learning opportunities for the people we support. This may include meeting with someone to do an informational interview or giving a tour of your business so they can learn about the industry.

 

Interested in Becoming an Inclusive Employer? Contact Us Today.

 

What Employers Have To Say

“We currently employ two individuals recommended to us by Huntsville Community Living’s Employment Services. Both individuals have been with us since opening in 2015, and have been a tremendous complement to our team.”

– Craig Thomas, General Manager, Boston Pizza Huntsville

“We were impressed with the great support we received. Instead of being presented with a candidate and trying to make it work, Community Living was able to identify someone that they felt would have a positive impact on our business.”

- Steve Carr, General Manager, Comfort Inn Huntsville

“Being able to have someone come in and have those conversations with us, and provide the support to move individuals forward in their career path has been quite helpful.”

- Cortney LeGros, Coordinator, Outreach, Programs and Partnerships Huntsville Public Library

“The support worker works with them until they are comfortable and we are comfortable that they are no longer needed, which in most cases is not very long.”

- Kevin Srevo, Store Manager, Metro

“It is less about a disability and more about what a person is able to do to fulfill those needs.”

- Nate Smith, Store Manager, Algonquin Outfitters Huntsville

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