Explore the latest updates from the Ability First Coalition, as well as links to relevant news items relating to employment and disability awareness.

News Articles

  • Jan 31, 2015

    The week of January 26 through 31, 2015 in review; a collection of articles, interviews, events, blog posts and other resources that have been featured in the media.

  • Jan 05, 2015

    You can now sign up to receive the Ability First Newsletter for the latest news, success stories and best practices related to hiring people with disabilities.

  • Dec 24, 2014

  • Pride Industries
    Dec 11, 2014

    These great tips from PRIDE Industries incorporate important aspects of communicating with people with disabilities such as using people-first language, asking before helping, and how to properly introduce yourself.

  • Nov 10, 2014

    On Friday November 7, 2014 the Ability First Coalition hosted our annual Champion Awards. These awards celebrate and honour businesses, companies, organizations and individuals that have hired and retained people with disabilities in London and area. We congratulate all nominees and winners in their dedication to creating inclusive workplaces that put ability first.

  • Nov 03, 2014

    London, ON - The Ability First Champion Awards celebrate businesses that have hired and retained people with disabilities in London and surrounding area. The 13 nominees from the London and area business community will be honoured on Friday November 7, 2014 during a sold-out breakfast ceremony at the Best Western Lamplighter from 8:00am until 9:30am. Awards will be presented in three categories: Large Business Award, Small Business Award and Advocacy Award.

  • Oct 09, 2014

    Our intention with this employer focused series is to educate about the business case of hiring people with various disabilities through a question and answer period with employers that have successfully hired based on the concepts of ability first.