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Looking Back: Untapped Workforce

Wed, 2015-08-12 - - Employment Equality, inclusion, Toronto

iLunch recap

Last week, CACL’s employment initiative, Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA), gave a talk at Untapped Workforce, to discuss the business benefits of hiring people with intellectual disabilities. This eye-opening workshop touched on many points, including:

Brother as caregiver


“I thought I was grown up, but this is a whole new world for me,” explains 35-year old Eugene La. After losing his mother, Grace Yang-Sim in a car accident last November, Eugene became the sole caregiver to his 29 year-old brother, David, who has Down syndrome.

Young boy with Intellectual Disability’s bike loss turned around by officers at Toronto’s 23 Division

Over this past weekend on May 10th it was reported that an 11-year-old boy living with an Intellectual Disability had his bicycle stolen, during a visit to a local library in the community.  This story has a positive outcome to the incident; Officers at 23 Division donated a bike to the boy (pictured below) acknowledging the hardship this theft had caused him and his family.

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