Where We’ve Been: David C. Onley Initiative

Carleton University

On March 6th, the David C. Onley Initiative – along with its partners including EARN – hosted the first of three Accessible Employer Showcase events for post-secondary institutions.

The three Accessible Employer Showcases were held at Carleton University on March 6th, Algonquin College on March 13th and lastly, at the University of Ottawa on March 25th.

All University and College students who identify as having a visible or non-visible disability, or those interested in learning more about employers who provide accessible working environments, were invited to meet with organizations of all sizes who understand and value the benefits of an inclusive and accessible workplace.

Students were invited to converse with representatives from these organizations making an impact through having a diverse and inclusive workplace. An average of 50 – 70 students attended each session with opportunities for great conversations and networking.

The David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development, led by Carleton University is a partnership of four postsecondary institutions in Ottawa to develop knowledge, resources, and tools to support students with disabilities in their employment readiness and career aspirations. For more information, please visit: https://carleton.ca/read/current-projects/david-c-onley-initiative/