Written by Bianca Baldo Part 3 – Best practices and recommendations for working with employees and leaders with disabilities. Starting your journey towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities requires leadership, reflection, investment, and humility. Many employers still struggle with how to offer meaningful support to employees and leaders with disabilities. An important first step … Read more

Written by Bianca Baldo Part 2 – Landscape and consequences, exploring Ableism in employment. Using an intersectional perspective to explore diversity in disability The UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines a person with a disability as having “long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder full … Read more

Written by Bianca Baldo Often overlooked, undervalued, and stereotyped, people with disabilities have important contributions to make in the workplace, offering diversity in perspectives and unique problem-solving abilities. In this three-part series, we seek to engage in conversations that reflect current employment trends and practices that exclude employees and leaders with disabilities from fully benefiting … Read more

Written by Bianca Baldo With International Women’s Day happening today and its focus on celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility while calling out inequality, I started thinking about the impacts of COVID-19 on the many advancements that women in Canada have achieved in employment. Women carry out many roles and responsibilities, both in the formal and informal labour market. Women contribute to the economy … Read more

Written by Bianca Baldo We have all heard the alarming findings that global gender-based violence statistics are on the rise. Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic began, UN Women estimates that 1 in 3 women experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. Instances of domestic violence helpline calls and domestic and family violence … Read more

Written by Bianca Baldo Restructuring the workday to maximize efficiency. Promoting equality and diversity in self-care and wellness.   Using technology to maximize efficiency. Working with stakeholders to develop inclusive solutions. Exploring a gender-based analysis can be a first step to understanding your diversity needs and increasing inclusive practices for your workforce. You may have already … Read more

Written by Bianca Baldo Let’s visualize together. Imagine you are in a crowd of people waiting for the veteran parade. You see floats in the distance, you hear Shania Twain’s Soldier song in the air, the float is getting closer, you make out a group of proud veterans waving hello to the crowds. What do … Read more

Written by Intersol Group In our last post, we talked about six important elements of good facilitation. But why use facilitation at all? What value does it add? First, a definition: “Group facilitation is a process in which a person whose selection is acceptable to all members of the group, who is substantively neutral, and … Read more

Written by Intersol Group As change management professionals, we stress the importance of doing a change readiness assessment at the beginning of a project. But what does that mean, exactly? A change readiness assessment can take many different forms, and be more or less thorough depending on the situation. At the core, its purpose is … Read more

Written by Frank Van Gool For some managers, the thought of involving staff in the restructuring of their own organization is ludicrous.  Given the chance, everyone will want to raise the salary and classification of their own jobs and set themselves up to work with their favourite peers! This isn’t entirely a false assumption.  When an … Read more