CIBC marks 10th World Accessibility Awareness Day
TORONTO, May 20, 2021 / CNW / – Today, CIBC recognizes World Accessibility Awareness Day as an opportunity to help raise awareness about inclusive design and promote belonging among people with disabilities around the world.
“The pandemic has created unique challenges and opportunities for people living with disabilities. We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to place the focus of our economic recovery on harnessing all of our human capital, ”said Andrea Nalyzyty, Senior Vice-President and Chairman of the CIBC Accessibility Action Committee.
Today also marks the unveiling of the four areas of intervention of the MaRS-CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge, launched in December 2020, which aims to remove barriers to employment faced by Canadians with disabilities.
The four key areas are:
- Challenge 1: Access to work
- Challenge 2: Support at work
- Challenge 3: Professional advancement
- Challenge 4: The future of work
Members of the innovation and disability communities are invited to propose solutions to the first challenge by June 30the. Learn more about the MaRS-CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge here.
“We strive to continue to level the playing field and remove barriers to ensure that our team members, clients and community members can all excel and achieve their ambitions. For change to happen, it takes action, not words. We are committed to making meaningful change in our business and the communities around us by embracing and fully promoting inclusion, ”added Nalyzyty.
CIBC’s recent achievements and notable progress include:
- Supporting the next generation of leaders and change agents in the disability community remains an investment objective for the bank. In 2020, CIBC contributed more than $ 2 million to charities and non-profits Canada who support the ambitions of the disability community through scholarships, skills development and mentoring.
- CIBC remains the exclusive financial institution sponsor of Magnusmode and its app, MagnusCards, which help create independence for families living with neurodiversity.
- CIBC is pleased to support the Virtual art exhibition at the Nina Haggerty Center to celebrate National Accessibility Week later this month.
- CIBC was recently recognized by the New Brunswick Easter Seals chapter for supporting their AccessAbility program, which has benefited many children and families across the province.
- CIBC has committed each year to ensuring that eight to nine percent of external hires are people with disabilities. CIBC partners with organizations like Specialisterne, Lime Connect and Npower to help expand networks, diversify the bank’s talent pool and connect people with disabilities Canada with career opportunities.
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