Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister Public Service Accessibility, Canada
Yazmine Laroche presents her work on promoting disability inclusion in the Canadian federal Government and also discusses the idea of establishing a network of public sector entities working on disability inclusion.
The Ability Factor: Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense
People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills that can enhance business.
However, people with disabilities frequently face greatbarriers to work that go beyond physical obstacles — stereotypes and wrong assumptions often prevent this significant chunk of the world population from contributing to the economy.
This animation was jointly produced by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network and the ILO/International Finance Corporation (IFC) Better Work partnership.
Not tapping into the potential of persons with disabilities is an economic mistake
Yves Veulliet, Global Disability & Inclusion Program Manager at IBM, shares his view on the benefits of employing people with disabilities and key recommendations for companies for becoming more inclusive.
Murteza Rafi Kahn on the Bangladesh Business and Disability Network
Murteza Rafi Kahn, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Bangladesh Business and Disability Network which is a member of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, on the business case of disability inclusion.
Manique Gunaratne on disability inclusion in The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon
Manique Gunaratne, Manager Specialised Training and Disability Resource Centre of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon which is a member of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, on the business case of disability inclusion.
ILO Global Business and Disability Network presentation
The Secretariat of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network took part in the online conference “Road to employment for Persons with Disabilities”, 4-5 May 2020, organised by the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and L’ADAPT.
The ILO Global Business and Disability Network consists of multinational enterprises, employers’ organizations, business networks on disability, academia and international non-governmental organizations. Its mission is to raise business awareness about the positive impact of including persons with disabilities in the workplace and support employers in becoming more confident on disability issues.