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It’s time to prioritize digital inclusivity – and here’s how to do it

9 February 2023
Making your recruitment strategy digitally inclusive opens the door to an “under-tapped” pool of talent. –If your recruitment strategy isn’t accessible to people with disabilities, you’re missing out, especially if your team works virtually. That’s why we’re marking this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities — which took place Dec. 3 — with a focus on […]
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Community Collaboration for Future Talent

13 December 2022
In April 2020 at the onset of COVID, the Canadian Career Development Foundation identified that our sector had evidence-based strategies and tools to help individuals navigate difficult and complex transitions in their lives. After 25 years, as an approved service provider for supported employment with the Ontario Ministries, Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) is […]
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Travis Richards of TRO and Linda Simpson of PPRC sitting at a table smiling at the camera

Self-Employment is a Viable Option

12 December 2022
Starting your own business is never easy. Doing so when you self-identify as living with a disability and add on the fact you live in a rural community in eastern Ontario, is even more daunting. But that is what Travis Richards has done. Travis is the Founder and Social Media Specialist of Travis Richards Office […]
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Left to right: Mike Potvin (Mentor) and Brittany Clayton (protégé)

Exploring a Career in the Public Service

8 December 2022
Brittany Clayton is exploring the options available for a career. She has her focus set on working within the government and she was interested in joining the MentorAbility program with Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) to get some first-hand experience. Mike Potvin has worked in the Human Resources Department of the Federal government for […]
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Left to right: Louise Lemay (Evripos), Daniel Rennick and Linda Simpson (PPRC)

Trusted Partners equals Opportunities

2 December 2022
Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) provides vocational rehabilitation services to person who identify as living with a disability. PPRC has been in business for 28 years and builds partnerships with employers who are willing to hire inclusively and look for people who can do the job. Evripos is an Ottawa based employer who has […]
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OSEG and PPRC Staff standing next to a football field.

Committing to a Future / Building a Community

1 December 2022
The thing about the Sports and Entertainment industry is that it thrives on building a positive experience. They reflect the community, and they practice inclusion ensuring everyone feels welcome. That positive attitude translates into the work experience. In 2016, Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group (OSEG) began a relationship with Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) […]
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Trusted Partners in Supported Employment Opportunities

23 November 2022
Doug Jordan, the General Manager of the Canadian Tire Store in Bells Corners has been an advocate for hiring inclusively for a long time.  His store has been onboarding co-op students over the years and it is his practice to include those students who self- identify as living with a disability.  It was a natural fit when […]
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Left to right – Steve Brezynzski SLB Carpentry and Kate working inside of a home.

Breaking Walls

14 November 2022
The MentorAbility program is about researching your career path and determining if, “What you think you want to do is actually what you really want to do.” MentorAbility matches clients with opportunities to compare the career path identified and to gain the work experience. PPRC matches client Protégés with Employer Mentors. Steve Brezynyski of SLB […]
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Lisa Strangway, The Marketing Station (Mentor) and Travis Richards (Protégé) on a Zoom call

Business to Business Mentoring

11 November 2022
Travis Richards chose Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) as his service provider and joined the MentorAbility Program as a protégé. Travis is from the Barry’s Bay and operates his own company, Travis Richards Office (TRO). Travis’ business interest is social media and he provides marketing services in Renfrew County.PPRC is a partner within the […]
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10 November 2022
Evripos has been a champion employer in hiring inclusively, they have been a partner with Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) for several years. When Jennifer Forbes the PPRC MentorAbility Coordinator spoke to Evripos they jumped at the chance to offer a MentorAbility opportunity to a PPRC protégé. Robyn Lapp selected PPRC as her service […]
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Creating Opportunities – Ottawa Hospital

6 October 2022
Some pretty magnificent things happen when talented people team up to pursue innovative research.  That spirit of teamwork was in full force when The Ottawa Hospital, Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care (PPRC) and Sphere teamed up to help Dawson Frobel access meaningful and challenging work at the hospital’s research institute. Dawson was a job seeker with […]
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From South Africa to Canada: Making a fresh start on a new career

5 October 2022
Finding employment equal to your skills in another country is challenging enough, but try it with a disability. Heather Scott faced that challenge after she came to Canada in 2010 to pursue a new degree and a new career. A dual citizen of Canada and South Africa, Heather had spent her adult life in South […]
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