Advancing business through disability inclusion

Welcome to SenseAbility

Close to 1 in 5 Canadians have a disability. They are customers, employees, suppliers and investors and make up a population segment much too large for businesses to ignore.

SenseAbility is Canada’s only national, bilingual business network dedicated to helping private and public sector organizations become more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities. Learn how we can help your organization build an inclusive and innovative workplace. Contact us at info@senseability.ca.

Determine your organization’s current state of accessibility and inclusion with SenseAbility’s Disability Inclusion IndexTM. For additional details, see our page Disability inclusion index.

NEW: Life After School 
Connecting employers with students with disabilities

Life After School is a pilot project funded in part by the Government of Ontario and developed in partnership with the Abilities Centre, select Ontario high schools and colleges aiming to match students with disabilities with employers for experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities. For additional information, see the section Life After School or contact us at info@senseability.ca.

Show me a product that's easy to use and I'll show you 1.3 billion customers

Every year, Canadians with disabilities represent a market worth over CDN $55 billion. Designing inclusively means access to new market opportunities just like this one, but more importantly, it means better products and services for everyone, customers and employees alike. Make people with disabilities a part of your workforce. Do design better.
#ProfitFromInclusion
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Upcoming events

  • Language matters: Better word choices = Better outcomes

    January 28, 2019, 1:30pm - 12:00am, at Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference in Ottawa. Discover the assumptions behind your language and how they can adversely affect your ability to counsel your client with a disability with Lisa Kelly, Director Learning Programs, SenseAbility.
  • You’re hired: No résumé, just resiliency and skills

    January 29, 2019, 9:40am - 10:20am, at Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference in Ottawa. The Abilities Centre and SenseAbility have partnered on a pilot program that combines Therapeutic Recreation with a unique job matching technology and experiential learning. Learn about the pilot program and explore the implications for all jobseekers with Pinder DaSilva, Manager, Skills Development and Social Innovation, Abilities Centre and Lisa Kelly, Director Learning Programs, SenseAbility.
  • Brand building for clients with no work history

    January 29, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:20pm, at Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference in Ottawa. Discover how to successfully pitch any client to a potential employer, and how to build that message across multiple platforms with Deirdre Millin, Program Co-ordinator and Training Specialist, SenseAbility.
  • RBC’s Persons with Disabilities Networking Event

    February 7, 2019, downtown Toronto. Join SenseAbility at the RBC 2019 Diversity Works Here @RBC networking event for persons with disabilities on Feb. 7th! Whether you are a professional or student with visible or invisible disability, this event is designed exclusively for you.

Planning your next event

SenseAbility led events are a unique opportunity for your organization to bring innovative ideas, topics and speakers to the disability inclusion conversation. To further explore how SenseAbility can help create and support your next inclusion event, contact info@senseability.ca.


We’d love to hear from you

Share your disability inclusion blogs or event details. Contact us at info@senseability.ca.


Book a SenseAbility speaker

The SenseAbility team is a unique resource available to participate at your next event. To book a speaker or to learn more, contact us at info@senseability.ca.

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