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

  • 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.

  • Sep 24, 2014

    This morning we are excited to announce the nominees for the Ability First 2014 Champion Awards, to be held on November 7, 2014.

  • Mark Wafer
    Sep 22, 2014

    CBC’s The National featured companies who are seeing huge returns on their bottom lines by hiring Canadians with disabilities, including successful Tim Hortons franchisee Mark Wafer.

  • The Accessibility Icon
    Sep 20, 2014

    Visual representation matters. The Accessible Icon Project’s active accessibility symbol helps re-imagine how society and individuals view people with disabilities.