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What our clients say...

TechnipFMC was introduced to InclusionNL through industry and they were able to increase our awareness on the barriers that persons with disabilities face when trying to obtain gainful employment.  With this information, our company had the opportunity to work with them.   InclusionNL provided advice, education and support through the whole process of identifying and placement of an employee.  This partnership has proven beneficial to our Company and for our very dedicated employee.  I look forward to working with InclusionNL in the future.


Dusty Mortensen

Manger, Human Resources & Administration

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!


Lisa Sheppard

Assistant General Manager

I had the pleasure of meeting part of the InclusionNL team late 2018 and from that moment I knew I had met the right people to help us achieve our goals. Over the next several months we were able to get moving on some of our goals, the first of which is education and the signing of an agreement with the Town of Stephenville. I can honestly say that without the personnel conversations and efforts put forth by InclusionNL I am sure this would not have happened. I look forward to continue to grow with you.


Maria Churchill

Recreation & Wellness Coordinator

Thanks to the expertise and commitment of InclusionNL, the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival has become the event standard for accessibility and inclusion innovation. Working with InclusionNL has been one of the most rewarding initiatives the festival has undertaken and we cannot recommend the organization highly enough!


Erin Whitney

Executive Director

The Mount Pearl Paradise Chamber of Commerce has been fortunate enough to have worked with InclusionNL over the past year and a half. We have seen the work they have done in our communities, the educational presentation they offered to our membership and I am happy to say they won one of our Best in Business Awards this past year for Employee Equity Award.  Very dedicated employees who reach out to any company interested in becoming inclusive!


Wanda Palmer

Executive Director

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.


Melissa Ennis

Manager, Policy & Communications

The Mount Pearl Frosty Festival is proud of the partnership we have developed with InclusionNL.  They provided invaluable advice, education and training to our Board of Directors and volunteers, helping ensure our 80 plus events were as accessible and inclusive as possible. In addition, the friendly staff and volunteers with Inclusio NL offered front-line, client-focused services to our patrons, therefore enhancing the guest experience and overall success of the Frosty Festival. Kathy Hawkins, Mandy Penney and all the staff and volunteers with InclusionNL are helpful, enthusiastic and passionate about raising awareness and advocating for necessary changes that provide meaningful results and full inclusion for all people in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Wayne Andrews

Chairperson

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News & Events

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News & Events

Information Packages to Guide More Accessible Campaigns
NL Electoral Candidates Receive Information Packages to Guide More Accessible Campaigns
Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day
InclusionNL in partnership with Dolphin Digital Technologies Inc.
October 30, 2019
HNL Inclusive Tourism Job Fair
HNL Inclusive Tourism Job Fair
April 16, 2019

Recent Events


The Mount Pearl Frosty Festival is proud of the partnership we have developed with InclusionNL. They provided invaluable advice, education and training to our Board of Directors and volunteers, helping ensure our 80 plus events were as accessible and inclusive as possible. In addition, the friendly staff and volunteers with InclusioNL offered front-line, client-focused services to our patrons, therefore enhancing the guest experience and overall success of the Frosty Festival. Kathy Hawkins, Mandy Penney and all the staff and volunteers with InclusionNL are helpful, enthusiastic and passionate about raising awareness and advocating for necessary changes that provide meaningful results and full inclusion for all people in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Wayne Andrews

Chairperson

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Services

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Our Services

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.


Melissa Ennis

Manager, Policy Communications

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Address:

Empower The Disability Resource Centre 

4 Escasoni Place

St. John's, NL

Telephone:

Toll Free: 1-844-517-1376

Call or Text: 1-709-697-3323

Program Manager

Kathy Hawkins

E: manager@inclusionNL.ca

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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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