Good Foot Supports Inclusion for Neurodivergent Employees

Good Foot Delivery hires neurodivergent individuals as couriers. Barb Willett and Michelle Hutchinson explain the organization’s approach to employee inclusion and success.

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September 7, 2022
A diverse group of senior managers sit around a table as they attend a meeting in a boardroom.

How flipping the viewpoint on workplace diversity shows why it’s a ‘requirement’

Workplace diversity tends to focus on adapting – and updating – Human Resources practices. Strategic inclusion specialist Jennifer Laidlaw told a recent webinar why she believes the business case is more compelling.
August 22, 2022
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Why letting different cultures celebrate ‘who they are’ is key to workplace integration

At the latest Building Future Ready Communities event, panelist Trevor Buttrum explained why successfully integrating different cultures in the workplace is about more than just representation.
July 28, 2022
Brittany Bingham, Director of Indigenous Research at Vancouver Coastal Health and Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity Assistant Professor, Division of Social Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Do less harm: Brittany Bingham on Indigenous-centred health care

Brittany Bingham explains the importance of individual and systemic change to ensuring Indigenous persons can safely access health care in Canada.
July 14, 2022

Michael Etherington: Canadians must ‘wake up’ and come together on ‘difficult’ path to reconciliation

In a keynote to mark National Indigenous History Month, Michael Etherington explained why Canadians must take ‘a few steps back’ before advancing together toward meaningful change.
May 22, 2022
A woman with a prosthetic arm talks to a male colleague and points at the screen as they work on a desktop computer.

Discover Ability Network supports job-seekers, employers to achieve inclusive employment

After years supporting employers, and connecting them with job seekers, the Discover Ability Network is about to host its first conference, the Diversity in Business ROI Conference.
May 20, 2022
Workers from multiple generations sit and stand around a desk in their office.

Latest Building Future Ready Communities event explores multigenerational workforces

The Building Future Ready Communities: Virtual Tour is a series of virtual events across all regions of Canada. Each one focuses on an issue related to the future of work.
May 12, 2022
A worker in a wheelchair and his colleague are seen in a carpenter's workshop.

Discover Ability Network connects job seekers with disabilities to inclusive employers

Discover Ability Network provide businesses with the information they need to recruit, train, and retain persons with disabilities.
May 4, 2022
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Will Ontario’s new ‘right to disconnect’ law help employees find work-life balance?

What will the right to disconnect from work mean for employers and employees in Ontario? Some businesses are already doing more to help staff find balance.
March 23, 2022

How work-integrated learning benefits employers in remote, rural, and northern communities

Through work-integrated learning, employers in smaller communities can offer early talent an opportunity to experience life in a rural setting without the commitment of a permanent move.
February 28, 2022
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New BACEL training program offers ‘roadmap’ to business success for Black entrepreneurs

Through free training in skills development and networking, as well as mentorship opportunities, BACEL helps aspiring Black entrepreneurs overcome long-standing barriers.
February 14, 2022
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Overcoming an “unprecedented” situation and enabling growth for businesses in Timmins

A partnership with Magnet helped the Timmins Chamber of Commerce connect local businesses with student talent, while also identifying opportunities for long-term capacity building.
February 4, 2022
Two men conduct a job interview with a female candidate.

How microcredentials and skills development can help facilitate career pivots

Experts say work precarity is here to stay for most. With career pivots the norm, microcredentials can help job seekers learn new skills and discover new opportunities.
October 14, 2021
Young men and women speaking while working together on laptop computers.

Helping local businesses in medicine hat connect with wage subsidies for student hires

With the local economy suffering from the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce helped its members access wage subsidy funding for student hires by participating in Magnet’s Chamber Partnership Initiative.
June 1, 2021
Mufaddal Munshi

Search for Dignity of Life Finds Success in Canada

Born with a genetic vision disorder, Mufaddal Munshi lost his sight days after graduating from university in his native India. He moved to Canada in 2018, hoping to fulfill a dream of finding a home where his disability would be less of an impediment to his everyday life and work.
May 28, 2021
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How to Ensure Your Hiring is Diverse and Inclusive

There’s no questioning the case for increased workplace diversity and inclusion. However, employers at many small- and medium-sized businesses are often unsure how to encourage and attract a more diverse group of candidates. Here’s what they should keep in mind.
May 7, 2021
People working at computers

Why Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses Should Invest in Cybersecurity

With costly threats on the rise, cybersecurity is an especially urgent concern for small- and medium-sized businesses. Learn about the risks, and get valuable cybersecurity tips for your business.