Highlights of the Initiatives Undertaken by CRWDP Members



DRPI AWARE is a collaborative five-year project of York University in Canada that is altering the perspective on employment of persons with disabilities in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. DRPI AWARE cooperates with organizations of disabled persons (DPOs) that work with employers to recognize the skills of disabled workers, instead of focusing on their disabilities and limitations. During the period 2013 to 2016, DRPI AWARE has successfully placed 163 people with disabilities in jobs in the open labour market.

Contact Information:

Marcia RIOUX

+1-416-736-2100 ext. 22112,


Persuading employers that inclusive employment can support their business case. In: Zero Project Report 2017, p. 61. Available at