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InclusionNL: Employer Support Services

A corporate program of Empower, The Disability Resource Centre that provides supports, services, and information to businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador on accessibility, inclusion, disability confidence, and inclusive employment.

InclusionNL: Employer Support Services

​A corporate program of Empower, The Disability Resource Centre that provides supports, services, and information to businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador on accessibility, inclusion, disability confidence, and inclusive employment

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Developing Partnerships

InclusionNL focuses on developing partnerships with NL businesses and employers to increase access in hiring people with disabilities, interacting with employees and customers with disabilities, and increasing overall workplace accessibility and inclusion, which in turn benefits business in many ways.

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InclusionNL and You

InclusionNL provides supports to:

  • Businesses - small, medium and large
  • Employers 
  • Government
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Post-secondary institutions

We'll also provide support to festivals, conferences and other events.

Join the inclusive employment movement!

22% of the Canadian population (15 years and older) self-identify as having a disability and experience barriers in their workplace and community.*  In Newfoundland and Labrador, this represents close to 114, 500 individuals in our province – a significant employee talent pool and market potential that is largely untapped!  

* According to the Statistics Canada, Canadian Survey of Disability, conducted in 2017

Developing Partnerships

InclusionNL focuses on developing partnerships with NL businesses and employers to increase access in hiring people with disabilities, interacting with employees and customers with disabilities, and increasing overall workplace accessibility and inclusion, which in turn benefits business in many ways.

InclusionNL and You

InclusionNL provides supports to:

  • Businesses - small, medium and large
  • Employers 
  • Government
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Post-secondary institutions

We'll also provide support to festivals, conferences and other events.

Join the inclusive employment movement!

22% of the Canadian population (15 years and older) self-identify as having a disability and experience barriers in their workplace and community.*  In Newfoundland and Labrador, this represents close to 114, 500 individuals in our province – a significant employee talent pool and market potential that is largely untapped!  

* According to the Statistics Canada, Canadian Survey of Disability, conducted in 2017

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October 30, 2019
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InclusionNL: Employer Support Services

A corporate program of Empower, The Disability Resource Centre that provides supports, services, and information to businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador on accessibility, inclusion, disability confidence, and inclusive employment.

Developing Partnerships

InclusionNL focuses on developing partnerships with NL businesses and employers to increase access in hiring people with disabilities, interacting with employees and customers with disabilities, and increasing overall workplace accessibility and inclusion, which in turn benefits business in many ways.

InclusionNL and You

InclusionNL provides supports to:

  • Businesses - small, medium and large
  • Employers 
  • Government
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Post-secondary institutions

We'll also provide support for festivals, conferences and other events.

Working with InclusionNL has increased our awareness and understanding of barriers facing individuals with disabilities. The YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador has benefited from the engaging training sessions and on-going support from InclusionNL, resulting in an even more accessible and inclusive environment for all who use our facilities and services. Thank you InclusionNL!


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Assistant General Manager

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InclusionNL provides support to government, businesses and organizations. We will work with you to make your space and your events inclusive.

Resources & Support

InclusionNL provides a host of supports and resources to businesses and organizations based on individual need/request.  This includes providing support to ensure recruiting and hiring processes are inclusive, conducting location accessibility reviews and offering advice and resources ways to make websites accessible to everyone.

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Workshops & Training

InclusionNL provides customized professional development training to businesses and organizations to increase their disability confidence and workplace inclusion.   Training topics include disability inclusion awareness, inclusive recruitment, and inclusion in emergency egress. 

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Festivals & Conferences

InclusionNL works with event organizers from the planning stages right through to providing supports on site during the event to ensure accessibility for patrons.  Supports include training volunteers and staff, reviewing event location(s) to ensure accessibility, creating alternate formats of event programs and schedules, providing an event accessibility guide, having inclusion crew volunteers on location throughout the event, and touting inclusive features via social media and media interviews. 

Working with InclusionNL has been a rewarding experience for both Hospitality NL staff and our members. InclusionNL has helped us, as the tourism industry association, to ensure our events are inclusive and to work with tourism operators, exploring opportunities to build more inclusive workplaces throughout the tourism industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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Empower The Disability Resource Centre 

4 Escasoni Place

St. John's, NL

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Toll Free: 1-844-517-1376

Call or Text: 1-709-697-3323

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Kathy Hawkins

E: manager@inclusionNL.ca

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Provides provincial services that support businesses to build their Disability Confidence and advance the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of business.

Value of Partnership - There is a real opportunity for people with disabilities to be more actively engaged and attached to the labour market and contributing to the business success in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Inclusive Workplaces 

Including people with disabilities in your workplace is beneficial in many ways, and many of the myths about doing so are just that: myths.


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Expanding your services to accommodate those with disabilities isn’t just about good business sense. It’s about common sense too.

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Be a Business Leader

The Business AccessAbility Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (BANNL) is a member based network designed to help businesses become disability confident and increase their workplace accessibility and inclusion. 

Whether you are a small business owner or CEO of a large corporation, joining BANNL makes business sense.  It will help you become a business leader.

Is BANNL for you?

This network is open to any Newfoundland and Labrador business/employer who is interested in learning more about becoming more inclusive and capitalizing on that investment by increasing productivity and profitability.  

This network will allow opportunity for business to business engagement where businesses can learn from each other and share expertise, and gain access to tools, resources and training.  

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to expertise in increase workplace accessibility
  • Access to expertise in website and mobile app accessibility
  • Resources to develop a barrier-free HR process
  • Personal development training and webinars
  • Invitations to networking events
  • Resources and tools on inclusion and barrier free designs
  • A subscription to our newsletter

Visit our partner websites for additional information and accessibility resources.

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