Working towards a more inclusive City

Community & events | 15 December 2022

The City of Canada Bay’s Access and Inclusion Committee is conducting a survey to help raise awareness of the benefits of employing people with disability.

“We want people of all abilities to be actively involved in all aspects of life in our City and that includes in the workplace. However, we know that accessing meaningful employment can be challenging for people living with disability,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“Many people want to work but face barriers to finding suitable employment, such as access to training and transport. We’d like to better understand these barriers so they can begin to be broken down,” he said.

As part of their role to address actions arising from the City of Canada Bay’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), recently the Access and Inclusion Committee has focused on how to raise awareness of the benefits of employing people with disability and therefore improve employment opportunities for these members of our community.

To begin, they are conducting a survey to investigate the barriers to employment for people with disability. The survey is open until Tuesday, 14 February 2023 and calls for employers and local business owners, as well as people with disability to share their experiences. To complete the survey click here.

Community & events | 15 December 2022