History

Canadian Business SenseAbility was established in 2014 as an outcome of the 2012 federal Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. The panel’s report highlights the significant business benefits of employing people with disabilities: Rethinking DisAbility in the Private Sector.

SenseAbility was initially created to help Canadian private sector businesses recognize and act on the strategic advantage of the large, untapped talent pool of people with disabilities and the important and growing market they represent. It has since recognized that there is also need for its services in the public sector. Initial start-up funding was provided in 2014 by Employment and Social Development Canada and Loblaw Companies Limited. Today, SenseAbility is increasingly supported through membership fees.

With a Board of Directors and management team primarily from the private sector, SenseAbility is the only Canadian organization whose single focus is on accelerating business success through the talents of people with disabilities. Through impactful training and events, tools and advisory services, SenseAbility enables cultural transformation that embraces the talent and innovation that people with disabilities bring to an organization.

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Contact us atmembership@senseabilty.ca.