Accessibility and Inclusivity Critical to Building a Stronger OntarioJanuary 30, 2020
(Toronto – January 30, 2020) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the launch of the government’s Advancing Accessibility framework.
“We are pleased to see the government taking the necessary steps to ensure people of all abilities across Ontario can fully participate in their communities. Creating an accessible Ontario will require business and all levels of government to work together and we are encouraged to see a multi-stakeholder approach reflected in this new framework.
“Increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in the economy and in the workplace will be fundamental to creating an inclusive province. People with disabilities are currently drastically underrepresented in the workforce, while employers continue to struggle to find skilled talent to fill their vacant positions.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the government as they execute this new framework reduce barriers to accessibility and build a more inclusive province.”
For more information or to arrange an interview:
Ceara Copps – Edwards
Senior Advisor, Public Affairs
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
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About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan indispensable partner of business in Ontario. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.