News release

SenseAbility prompts businesses to hire more people with disabilities

Canadian Business SenseAbility, a new not-for-profit organization, launched Wednesday

Canadian Business SenseAbility launched on Wednesday to help employers see that decreased staff turnover and lower training and safety costs are among the benefits of employing people with disabilities.

"This is not a charity event. This is an opportunity to improve your business performance by tapping into a workforce that you don't tap into typically," said Per Scott, vice-president of human resources at the Royal Bank of Canada.

"Hiring people with disabilities is simply excellent for your bottom line," said Mark Wafer, a business owner. About one-third of his workforce consists of people with disabilities.