Employer Success Stories

The Ability First Coalition is proud to showcase some of our local success stories. We invite you to see how organizations, just like yours, have benefitted from inclusive hiring practices. Browse the articles below as well as those in our Tuesdays at Ten section, where we post transcripts from this acclaimed series.

Success Stories

  • Chief Brad Duncan
    Sep 09, 2013

    Chief Duncan agrees that with regard to policing organizations there often exists the assumption that hiring people with disabilities is not possible. While sworn member qualifications are statutorily prescribed, the London Police Service also employs over 200 civilians on a full time basis and within these roles there exists a great opportunity in hiring people with various types of disabilities.

  • Betty Holme
    Aug 06, 2013

    Betty Holme, Director of Corporate Services for the London Convention Centre, has people with disabilities apply for jobs on a regular basis and she advises, “Don’t be afraid and shut that door. People need to be given that chance. If they are the best qualified person, take that chance.” Holme believes having a diverse work force, which includes those with disabilities, gives the London Convention Centre a competitive edge. That’s why the door is always open at the London Convention Centre.

  • John Rossini
    Jul 09, 2013

    Four London employers discuss the wonderful and enriching opportunities they have found in strengthening their organization’s cultures and creating independent jobs of value, as well as positively affecting their community images and their bottom lines.

  • Matt Thompson
    Jun 06, 2013

    “Our business is growing relatively quickly and we were noticing we were spending a lot of time down in the production floor as opposed to up creating new ways in which to conduct business, looking for new accounts, that kind of thing.