Hire Someone And Inspire Possibilities

some of our inclusive employers

The employment of many people with disabilities across Windsor has resulted in fantastic experiences for both the employer and the employee.

Meet some of the people we support who are making valuable contributions to local businesses.

Community Living Windsor matches persons with disabilities with businesses who are looking for employees. We provide training and support, and our goal is to create a win-win situation. We’re in the business of helping you fulfill your staffing needs. Employment Specialists match the employer’s needs with an individual’s skill and then provide on-the-job training and support for the employee, all at no cost to the employer.

Hiring People with Disabilities Makes Good Business ‘Cents’.

Our Services To You

  • Pre-screened qualified applicants to meet your employment needs;
  • Trained professionals for initial on-site training and support for employee;
  • Trained professionals for education and support for co-workers/staff on disability issues;
  • On-going support to both the employer and the employee to deal with any issues that may arise; and
  • Follow-up to ensure satisfaction for both employer and employee.

Did you know.....

A Harris study showed that:

  • 33% of employers say people with disabilities work as hard as other employees
  • 46% say people with disabilities actually work harder
  • 920 employers found 88% of workers with disabilities earned performance ratings of good or excellent
  • 39% of workers with disabilities were found to be more reliable than other workers

A DuPont study showed that:

  • Employers rated 97% of workers with disabilities as average or above average in terms of safety
  • On average, people with disabilities have better attendance rates than their non-disabled counterparts

If you are an employer and would like to “Put Abilities To Work For You”, we would like to hear from you. For more information, contact:

Terry Cloutier, Manager, Employment Services
Phone: 519-519-256-1924 ext. 235
Email: terry@clwindsor.org

What Employers Say

Our employee is respectful and honest and takes time to do what she does correctly and efficiently. I cannot over-emphasize what an asset she is to our family here.

Doris Riehl
Fred’s Farm Fresh Produce

Al is pleasant, helpful and does anything he is asked to do. He gets along well with both fellow employees and store customers. Al is an asset to our workforce.

Claire Oliver
Shannon’s Food Basics

What I quickly came to realize in hiring people who have an intellectual disability is that this hiring practice is not about supporting people who are in need. It has been my experience that the employees we have hired on through the support of Community Living Windsor bring so much more to our workplace than the training and opportunities our business provides to them. Community Living Windsor is a sensational example of community supporting community.

Phil Roberts
City of Windsor- Roseland Golf & Curling Club

Since 1999, Tim Hortons has provided employment for persons with intellectual disabilities through Community Living Windsor. We are very proud of our success rate. The program allows us to make a positive impact in our community, while gaining reliable and hardworking employees.

Micheline Cornellier, HR Manager
T.J. Enterprises Inc. (Tim Horton’s)

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Rotary at Work

Rotary at Work is a partnership between local Ontario Rotary Clubs and Community Living Ontario. The goal of Rotary at Work is to help Ontarians who have a disability find meaningful work. Hiring people who have a disability is much more than ‘doing the right thing’ - it’s good for business!

If you would like to learn more about Rotary at Work, please contact:

Terry Cloutier, Rotary Employment Coordinator, Windsor-Essex District
Phone: 519-974-4221 ext. 235
Email: terry@clwindsor.org