EARN Membership

Benefits for Employers

The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) is a community initiative, led by United Way Ottawa, that brings together in partnership employers, service providers and other stakeholders with the goal of increasing meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities and promoting inclusive and accessible workplaces in Ottawa and the National Capital Region. EARN members support best practices for the hiring of people with disabilities, champion meaningful work for meaningful pay, and endorse the Guiding Principles of EARN.

EARN will:

Help You Find Talent

EARN has access to a virtually untapped talent pool that will meet your HR needs.

Make It Easy

EARN provides a coordinated point of access for service providers and employers through job match conference calls, shared job postings, and networking events that put you directly in contact with qualified job seekers.

Give You Tools to Succeed

EARN hosts learning events where you will learn from experts about inclusionary hiring practices and gain tools to put these best practices into action.

Provide Resources

Service Provider partners provide expertise on hiring and retaining employees with disabilities, workplace accommodation, and on-boarding and coaching best practices.

Promote Your Organization as a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

In addition to promoting your organization as an EARN partner, you will also benefit from networking, and sharing successes and best practices with other stakeholders within our community.

Ongoing Events and Activities include:

  • Monthly Job Match conference calls
  • Networking opportunities for employers and job seekers with disabilities
  • Learning events
  • Customized recruitment events for employers and other partners
  • Monthly Newsletter with communication on employment and disability issues

Upcoming Benefits

  • Eligibility for the annual EARN Employer Champion award

If you are interested in learning more about EARN and getting involved please contact:

Susan Forster, Manager Stakeholder Relations
at 613-683-3823 or sforster@unitedwayottawa.ca