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Managers: Contact The AAACT Program For Personalized Assistance with Accommodations!
The Public Service Commission is proud to be working in close partnership with the Accessibility, Accommodation, and Adaptive Computer Technology (AAACT) program hosted by Shared Services Canada (SSC) in order to offer priority service to managers hiring students with disabilities through the EOSD initiative. To claim your priority status, simply include "EOSD" in the subject line of your email asking AAACT for a consultation.
Managers, don't wait! Contact AAACT as soon as you've decided to hire your student and claim your priority status today!
Information Session Offered by the Canada School of Public Service
Video-on-demand: Unlock the potential of employees with disabilities by creating a favourable work environment: Persons with disabilities represent a vast untapped labour pool. Their uniquely diverse perspectives can help elevate your team to the next level of performance. In this course, you’ll learn about inclusive work environments and how to apply accommodation measures to unlock the full potential of a diverse, resilient workforce. Click here for the one-pager.
Onboarding and Integration Guides
- EOSD Integration guide for managers Accessible version: The Public Service Commission developed this guide specifically for managers hiring students with disabilities through FSWEP and participating in the Employment Opportunity for Students with Disabilities support initiative. As a resource for hiring managers, it provides information and resources relevant to EOSD, including a guide for hiring managers.
- EOSD Integration guide for students Accessible version: The Public Service Commission developed this guide specifically for new student employees participating in the Employment Opportunity for Students with Disabilities support initiative.
- Onboarding guide for managers: The Treasury Board Secretariat’s Manager’s Guide to Onboarding New Employees
- Onboarding guide for new student employees: The Treasury Board Secretariat’s Onboarding guide for students newly hired to the federal public service
- Human Resources Council (HRC) Mentoring Guides: A comprehensive set of guides and best practices from the Human Resources Council's GCconnex page (does not require a GCconnex account to access)
- Assessment Accommodation Unit at PSC
- Disability Reference Guide: The Guide provides information on removing barriers to accessibility in an easy to use checklist format. Topics include research and policy design, implementation, communication, evaluation and monitoring. Service design and delivery strategies are also discussed.
- Government of Canada Accessibility Resource Center
- AskJan (English only): The Job Accessibility Network (JAN) has created a user-friendly, searchable database containing information on a large number of specific disabilities.
Office of Public Service Accessibility GCpedia page: Tools and resources for public servants of all departments and levels in support of the Nothing Without Us Accessibility Strategy for the public service of Canada
Accessibility in the public service: Information on accessibility in the public service, including the accessibility strategy for the public service, supporting initiatives and legislation
- Employment Equity – Leveraging Staffing Options: Find staffing options and considerations supporting a diverse and inclusive public service
Fair Assessment in a Diverse Workplace: The Public Service Commission’s set of guidelines for respecting the accommodation needs of Persons with Disabilities in an assessment context (Note: Under Review)
Creating a Welcoming Workplace for Employees with Disabilities: This report discusses ways to achieve a welcoming workplace for all. It provides advice on various ways of communicating respectfully with employees who have disabilities and provides suggestions on how to ensure inclusion of employees with different types of disabilities.
- Evacuations: A guide for building managers and occupants on how to evacuate people who need assistance in an emergency.
- A Way with Words and Images: Suggestions for the portrayal of people with disabilities: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada's booklet on best practices for how to communicate to or about Persons with Disabilities.
- Inclusive Meetings: Economic and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has developed a comprehensive guide to planning and running inclusive meetings.
Persons With Disabilities Champions and Chairs Committee (PWDCCC) GCpedia page
Policies and Regulations
Full text of the Accessible Canada Act (S.C. 2019, c. 10)
Employment Equity Act: Read the legislation governing Employment Equity in the workplace.
Policy on Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service
Federal Disability Reference Guide: Each section of the Guide contains a set of questions and resources to assist in the development of policies, programs and services that are inclusive of persons with disabilities from the outset.
- Employer toolkit: The Hire for Talent organization has put together a comprehensive set of written and video resources for employers detailing the nature of various disabilities, the business case for interviewing, hiring, and retaining Persons with Disabilities, information on providing workplace accommodations, and how they help to create an office-wide inclusive atmosphere: including what you can do to promote its development.
- CCDI Toolkits: The Candian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion has compiled a series of toolkits with information on leadership, power, privilege, and biases, among others, through the lens of Diversity and Inclusion.
- DiscoverAbility Network Toolkits (English only) : A series of toolkits designed for an audience of employers interested in hiring persons with disabilities.
- Tips for communicating effectively with Persons with Disabilities: List of tips compiled by EARN on how to communicate in a courteous and respectful way with Persons with Disabilites
- Project Implicit: Project Implicit is a non-profit research group which, in association with Harvard University, created a series of free online tests to measure unconscious biases on a variety of issues ranging from Mental Health issues such as anxiety and depression to social issues such as attitudes toward Visible Minorities, Women, and LGBTQ+ Persons.
Testimonial of Yazmine Laroche on overcoming workplace barriers Testimonial of Yazmine Laroche on overcoming workplace barriers
How can we avoid daily irritants for people with disabilities? By avoiding inappropriate behaviour. Because sometimes "ça gosse". (French only) How can we avoid daily irritants for people with disabilities? By avoiding inappropriate behaviour. Because sometimes, "ça gosse".
The Interviewer: Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for during an interview for a position at a prestigious law firm The Interviewer: Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for during an interview for a position at a prestigious law firm
Hire for Talent: Disabilities Redefined : The positive impact that hiring persons with disabilities can have on employers The positive impact that hiring persons with disabilities can have on employers.
A short video demonstrating the impact microaggressions can have on their targets Microagression Mosquito (English only): Understanding the impact microaggressions can have on their targets]
Short film featuring an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it? Purl: Pixar SparkShorts (English only): Story of an earnest ball of yarn named Purl as she tries to fit in and feel accepted in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up.
Learn more about accessibility challenges facing persons with mobility-based disabilities Zach Anner & The Quest for the Rainbow Bagel (English only): Learn more about accessibility challenges facing persons with mobility-based disabilities
#InclusionStartsWithI is a discussion around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment. Starring a group of Accenture people, this video demonstrates that bias can appear in both expected and unexpected ways—and that each of us has the power to make a difference #InclusionStartsWithI (English only): This video demonstrates that bias can appear in both expected and unexpected ways—and that each of us has the power to make a difference.
A short animated film starring a guide dog on his first day of training Pip | A Short Animated Film: Starring a guide dog on his first day of training