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.


  • Stax Packaging

    “I hire for ability first because Persons with Disabilities have proved to meet and exceed our regular expectations of our employees.”
    Donna Hodgins, Co-Owner of Stax Packaging.

    Stax Packaging
    May 05, 2014
  • Governor David C. Onley

    The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario took office as Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor in 2007. During our Tuesdays at Ten on April 1st, 2014 we had the pleasure of speaking with His Honour about disability employment issues.

    Apr 01, 2014
  • Westmount Neighbourhood Pet Clinic

    “We could not be happier and our clinic would not be the same without her. She has become a valuable member within our team and everyone loves working with her. Over time she has expanded her tasks and continues to add more value to the team. She has been with us for over two years and I hope for many more.”
    Brent Barr, Owner of Westmount Neighbourhood Pet Clinic.

    Westmount Neighbourhood Pet Clinic
    Mar 04, 2014
  • Ontario Panelization

    “Lead by example and show acceptance and others will follow. The relationships you develop will translate into a positive work environment, coupling ability with acceptance.”
    Adam Newington, Project Manager with Ontario Panelization.

    Ontario Panelization
    Feb 04, 2014
  • Chil Frozen Yogurt Bar

    “Some people just need to be given a chance to find their inner genius and the opportunity to develop and use their unique skills.”
    Kevin Wu, Owner of Chil Frozen Yogurt Bar.

    Chil Frozen Yogurt Bar
    Jan 28, 2014