Tuesdays at Ten

From October 2013 through March 2016, on the first Tuesday of every month, the coalition engaged in an award-winning live Twitter chat with local businesses who have effectively put ability first in the workplace.

In this section, we’ve compiled transcripts from our previous Tuesdays at Ten. We encourage you to review them, learn more from successful employers about the whys and hows, and contact us if you have any questions about putting ability first in your workplace.


  • Corus London

    “My feelings have always been that if person applies for a job & turns out to be right person for that job they should become the successful candidate.”
    Judy Clark, Office Manager for Corus Entertainment in London, Ontario.

    Corus Entertainment
    Oct 07, 2014
  • Boler Mountain

    “If you hire a diverse group of people, everyone brings something different to the team & you end up with more of a community.”
    Marty Thody, Director of Operations at Boler Mountain.

    Boler Moutain
    Sep 02, 2014
  • Edgar and Joe’s Café

    “Truly look at each person’s value to your organization. Having or not having a disability shouldn’t come into the equation if you’re fair to each job candidate.”
    Neil Burnett, Café Manager at Edgar and Joes Café.

    Edgar and Joe’s Café
    Aug 05, 2014
  • Habitat For Humanity

    “The most common misconception I’ve heard about employees with disabilities is that they are not independent. When in fact, some of the strongest, most determined, and talented people I’ve known have disabilities.” 
    Jamie Lee Arseneau, Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity.

    Habitat For Humanity
    Jul 08, 2014
  • Forest City Sport & Social Club

    FCSSC has always valued inclusiveness. Hiring for interest & ability is all part of that.”
    Colin Galloway, General Manager of Forest City Sport & Social Club.

    Forest City Sport & Social Club
    Jun 03, 2014