Liebs & Co

Liebs & Co To educate people in the workplace about disabilities, so that everyone is given fair opportunities to be successful.

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12/02/2021

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Photo description: Origin Edition cover photo with Max a young white male with brown hair, a trimmed beard and is smiling into the camera. He is wearing a blue button up shirt with city buildings behind him. With a slogan written in white over his shirt: I want to make sure everyone else who has a disability has an opportunity to come to a workplace they feel safe and accepted. Also, include is the origin edition header on the bottom of the page.

Many people who live with a disability struggle to find work.The reasons mentioned above are just some of the difficulti...
09/24/2021

Many people who live with a disability struggle to find work.

The reasons mentioned above are just some of the difficulties that impact disabled people looking for work. These issues are often pushed under the rug, but by educating others we can start to bring action towards breaking down this issue.

Share this with your friends and family to spread the word.


Photo Description: A white background with the headline as Light It Up! For NDEAM and the following text: Reasons Behind Difficulties Finding Work: 1. Hiring Manager/employer/team members underlying ableism/stigmas about disability and lack of education. 2. Lack of awareness in the workplace about disability and how to include persons with disabilities. 3. Non-inclusive education and training. 4. Lack of structural support for disabled people transitioning from work to school. 5. Not providing a flexible hiring process/structure. With a Liebs&Co logo in the bottom right corner.

Unfortunately, this is the reality of people with disabilities because of the negative stigmas and biases people have.As...
09/23/2021

Unfortunately, this is the reality of people with disabilities because of the negative stigmas and biases people have.

As an employer it is vital to do your part and take action that will result in a positive outcome not just for your bottom line but also the team culture.


Photo Description: Gradient blue and yellow background with the headline Light It Up! For NDEAM and the text Stat on Disability: Despite all of the advances and inclusive practices within our society, disabled people are still at a disadvantage when it comes to employment as 25 to 64 who were not employed in school, 39% had the potential to work. This represents over 645,000 individuals who are capable of working. (Canadian Survey on Disability Report 2017) written in a white box. With a Liebs&Co logo in the bottom right corner.

Wellness of an organization's employees should always be a priority as this is the only way employees will be able to ad...
09/09/2021

Wellness of an organization's employees should always be a priority as this is the only way employees will be able to add value and give their 100% to their organization. What are some ways that your organization made you feel your wellness was a priority? ⁣

Resource: By Bianca Baldo from Intersol - https://intersol.ca/news/efficiency-that-promotes-equality-diversity-inclusion-and-wellness/⁣

Photo Description: An abstract blue and yellow background with a white box which has the following text “Promoting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion through Wellness: Encouraging work life balance based on what is of most value to you. Providing support for self-care and wellness, Using technology to work smarter not harder”. Underneath is the Liebs&Co. logo.

As we continue to experience the adverse effects of COVID-19, it is interesting to note how the pandemic is impacting va...
09/02/2021

As we continue to experience the adverse effects of COVID-19, it is interesting to note how the pandemic is impacting various sectors and people. It has taken us by surprise that there is almost a 20% decrease in disabled workers that are employed, despite the pandemic normalizing the accommodations some disabled workers require.

Photo Decription:  A person wearing a mask  with the Liebs&Co. logo beside it on the right hand side. Below the text “55% of disabled workers 15 to 24 years old were employed before the start of the pandemic compared to 39% reporting they’re still employed. (Stats Can Impacts of Covid-19 on Persons with Disabilities)”

Using words like courageous, brave, inspirational when describing a person with a disability will most likely do more ha...
08/26/2021

Using words like courageous, brave, inspirational when describing a person with a disability will most likely do more harm than good. While this usually comes from good intentions it isn’t received in that way because it is demeaning the person with a disability.

If there are 2 people that both achieve their MBA, one with a disability and one without, you might say “you are so inspirational” to the person with the disability and “that’s a great achievement” to the person without.

But why is there a difference in how you congratulate them, they both achieved the same thing? It is important to remember that a person with a disability is not suffering from their disability, rather they are proudly living with it.

Please keep in mind you should not be highlighting the fact that someone has a disability, rather highlight what they have accomplished.  

[Photo Description: All 3 images have a yellow background with a multicolored brain logo in the top centre of the page and a white textbox with varying text for each image. The text for each image is as the following: 
First Image: What is Victim Mentality?

Second Image: Definition of Victim Mentality? Victim Mentality refers to a state of mind in which a person feels helpless and as though the world is against them

Third Image: How are you reinforcing this? “You are so brave” “I am so inspired by you” “I can’t believe you achieved this with your disability” are phrases that reinforce victim mentality on people with disabilities]

To a person who lives with a disability, the term normal doesn't resonate because people with disabilities do things bas...
08/24/2021

To a person who lives with a disability, the term normal doesn't resonate because people with disabilities do things based on how they see the world and their actions are a byproduct of that.

It is so important to recognize that there are different ways to get a final destination, regardless of how society seems to categorize this.

How has the term normal impacted you? Let us know in the comments below!

[Photo Description: The first image is of 2 women standing next to each other and an amputee in a wheelchair, with a multi coloured puzzle brian logo below the text “Rethink Disability: What does normal mean to you?” When you swipe left there is a compilation of several pictures showcasing disabled people doing various activities, such as yoga, cooking, teaching, etc.]

When creating content for Austistic consumers remember these tips, which will help you make your content consumable and ...
08/12/2021

When creating content for Austistic consumers remember these tips, which will help you make your content consumable and easy to access for them.

What other tips would you include here ? Feel free to comment below.  

[Photo Description: A yellow background with a multicoloured brain puzzle logo in the top centre of the picture and the following text “ Creating Content for Autistic Spectrum:1. Use easy to follow and point form language- do not create information overload 2. Have a straightforward design and layout 3. Use simple fonts and colours. Resource: Shared Services Canada”]

Our favourite tip from this is asking users for their preferred mode of communication! It is so important to create an a...
08/10/2021

Our favourite tip from this is asking users for their preferred mode of communication! It is so important to create an atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable and welcomed and this is a great way to do it.

What's your favourite tip?  

[Photo Description: A white background with a multicoloured brain puzzle logo in the top centre of the picture and the following text below it “ Creating Content for Hard of Hearing:1. Use simple terms to get messages across, no jargon 2. Use subtitles/closed captions on all videos 3. Ask users for their preferred mode of communication when booking a meeting with them. Resource: Shared Services Canada”’]

These tips are a great practice to maintain, regardless of whether or not you know someone with low vision will be viewi...
08/05/2021

These tips are a great practice to maintain, regardless of whether or not you know someone with low vision will be viewing this content. This makes it easier for all individuals to process and understand the information you are putting out.  

[Photo Description: A blue background with a multicoloured brain puzzle logo in the top middle of the picture and a white box underneath that says “ Creating Content for Low Vision: 1. Have clear contrast in images - make sure the text and background colours are not similar 2. Use a readable and simple font 3. Use varying colours and shapes to help emphasise different things. Resource: Shared Services Canada”]

These tips help screen reader users access your content. Keep these in mind when creating content, designing your websit...
08/03/2021

These tips help screen reader users access your content. Keep these in mind when creating content, designing your websites and other material, so that it can be usable for screen readers. Also this will help your content reach a wider audience.

What other tips would you include to make your content accessible for screen readers ? Feel free to comment below. 


[Photo Description: An abstract yellow and blue background with white lines and a white box in the middle with the following text “ Creating Content for People who use Screen Readers Tips: 1. Describe images and provide transcripts for videos 2. Write descriptive links and headers 3. Follow a logical order for the content being shown. Resource: Shared Services Canada” and a small multicoloured brain puzzle logo underneath”]

As mentioned above, working from home has a plethora of advantages and a lot of Canadians are hoping for more work from ...
07/29/2021

As mentioned above, working from home has a plethora of advantages and a lot of Canadians are hoping for more work from home, post-pandemic. This not only alleviates transportation issues but also provides a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

 [Photo Description: A white background with a multicoloured brain puzzle logo and the text “Remote Work Advantages: Breaks down location barriers. Allows for flexibility for parents. Makes work more accessible for people with disabilities. Provides equal opportunities for all”]

A diverse workforce can increase revenue by 19x! This begins through a diverse hiring process and team, by allowing for ...
07/27/2021

A diverse workforce can increase revenue by 19x! This begins through a diverse hiring process and team, by allowing for and understanding different perspectives, new ideas and creativity can be.

[Photo Description: A pale yellow background with Blue bolded text underneath : A Benefit Of Being Diverse” with the text below “Diverse Hiring Team = Diverse Workforce = Increased Revenue” and a multicoloured brain puzzle logo]

In the world of online meeting, you never know who you are going to meet so a good practice is to always offer closed ca...
07/22/2021

In the world of online meeting, you never know who you are going to meet so a good practice is to always offer closed captions. This ensures that those with low hearing or learning disabilities are able to understand the information being presented. Swipe to see how to access closed captions on various platforms!

[Photo Description: A blue background with the text “ Inclusion Tip: Provide the option of closed captions for all online meetings” and a multicoloured brain puzzle logo. 

A blue background with a multicoloured brain puzzle logo above an open laptop. On the laptop’s screen it reads “ Zoom : 1.Go to setting, 2. Click on accessibility on the sidebar and 3 turn on closed captions. Google Meets: 1. Join a call and click the more options button at the bottom of your screen, then turn on closed captions.”]

Everyone in the workforce has the ability to succeed and fail, this is regardless of whether or not they have a disabili...
07/20/2021

Everyone in the workforce has the ability to succeed and fail, this is regardless of whether or not they have a disability. A person with a disability has as much a right to fail as others, provide everyone with the opportunity to fail, learn, succeed and promote the most qualified candidates for nothing but the fact they are the best candidate for the job.

[Photo Description: A blue and yellow graphic background with a white box in the middle that says “ Rethink Disability: There is a misconception that individuals with disabilities should get job placements in which they will not fail. This often translates into entry-level jobs with little to no room for advancement, reinforcing biases and discrimination.” and a multicoloured brain puzzle logo.]

We’re excited and proud to announce that we have been selected to part take in Access to Success Organization’s accelera...
07/15/2021

We’re excited and proud to announce that we have been selected to part take in Access to Success Organization’s accelerator program cohort of 2021. We’re very excited to learn from industry leaders and continue to help build an accessible and inclusive future for. We can’t wait to get started in August.

Photo description: an orange background with a blue circle in the middle. In the circle is “We Made It!” In white font. Below is written “ We’re proud to announce that we have been selected for ATS Labs 2021”. In the right hand corner is the ATS Labs logo consisting of a white circle with ats labs written in black font in the middle.

Oftentimes people don’t see the importance of disability because they aren’t directly impacted by it. However being igno...
07/15/2021

Oftentimes people don’t see the importance of disability because they aren’t directly impacted by it. However being ignorant is not an option, advocacy is needed for everyone, including people with disabilities. Remember that anyone can become disabled so next time you think I’m not impacted by this, think again.

[Photo Description: A yellow and white background with a black and white picture in the middle that includes a black and white picture of a males arm pushing his wheelchair towards a table. With a multicoloured brain puzzle logo partially overlapping the image and the text “ Rethink Disability. People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority group and the only minority group anyone can become a part of at any given time.”]

Think about your business, colleagues, friends and remember there is a very real chance someone in your circle has a dis...
07/13/2021

Think about your business, colleagues, friends and remember there is a very real chance someone in your circle has a disability and you have absolutely no idea. Be kind always and rethink what disability means to you. If you want to learn more about varying disabilities, let us know in the comments!

[Photo Description: A white background with a multicoloured brain puzzle logo in the middle and the text “ Rethink Disability: More often than not disabilities are not visible. The 10 disabilities identified in the latest Canadian Survey of Disability are: seeing, hearing, mobility, pain, flexibility, dexterity, learning, developmental, mental/psychological and memory. “]

We are hoping to create as much transparency as possible for people with disabilities and would love to learn about any ...
07/08/2021

We are hoping to create as much transparency as possible for people with disabilities and would love to learn about any other resources available! Comment below if you have any other suggestions and we will definitely check them out!

[Photo Description: Blue background with a white box in the middle that has the following text “ Inclusion Tip: Students with disabilities are eligible for special loans and The National Education of Disabled Students has an extensive list of resources that are geared towards students with disabilities” and a multicoloured puzzle brain logo in the middle.]

07/07/2021

Thank you events operations manager for the kind words. 

We couldn’t be more thrilled about the positive outcomes and influence our program has had on you and the entire Cotton Candy Team. Educating others to be more inclusive and their best selves, is what Liebs&Co. truly believes in. 

If you’d like to learn more about how you can make your workplace more inclusive to people living with a disability you can contact us at [email protected] 



[Video Description: Leanne the events operations manager at Cotton Candy Event Staffing, is a white young adult female, with long light brown hair, hazel brown eyes and fair pink lips. She is sitting behind an orange wall, wearing a black tank top, a gold and silver necklace and a black baseball cap with white logo lettering of COTCAN talking into the camera.]

It is so important to be mindful of the content you are putting out so that it can reach the audience. In order to be ac...
07/06/2021

It is so important to be mindful of the content you are putting out so that it can reach the audience. In order to be accessible to the blind and low vision community, it is necessary to keep these tips in mind when putting together content.

We had the pleasure of collaborating with , better known as Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH. Catarina founded to smash disability stigmas and raise awareness about disability. She is a public speaker and DEI Consultant with over 14 years of experience  in the public sector. She works to help organizations become more accessible and inclusive.

Check her out on instagram to keep up with the great work she does!

[Photo Description: Picture 1: A blue and yellow graphic background with a multicoloured brian puzzle logo as well as an eye logo. Underneath the logos is a white box in the middle that says “ Tips for Including the Blind & Low Vision Community in Digital Spaces.”

Picture 2: A blue and yellow graphic background with a white box in the middle that says “ Tips for Digital Spaces: Choose readable fonts, avoid script fonts. Make your text large enough and easy to read. Ensure high colour contrast is always being used for all your communications. Provide image description and alt text. Recognize that people may be using screen readers or speech-to-text and ensure your content is accessible for these devices/tools. Learn about past practices for accessibility and ask people what their challenges are.” And a multicoloured brain puzzle logo as well as an eye logo.]

A decade later, this information is more relevant than ever. With an aging population this stat is on an upward trend an...
07/01/2021

A decade later, this information is more relevant than ever. With an aging population this stat is on an upward trend and businesses need to be thinking outside the box when it comes to accessibility and accommodations.

[Photo Description: A pale yellow background with 2 pencils going upward diagonally in the top left corner and a multi-coloured brain shaped puzzle logo  in the top middle portion of the page. And the text “ Did You Know? In 2011, The Canadian National Institute for the Blind estimated that at least 9% of Canada’s population has low vision or difficulty reading conventional text - The Canadian National Institute for the Blind”]

Oftentimes businesses don’t even realize what they are missing out on due to lack of inclusion. Inclusive organizations ...
06/29/2021

Oftentimes businesses don’t even realize what they are missing out on due to lack of inclusion. Inclusive organizations attract growth because of their diversity, hence, it is important for employers to make the employment process as inclusive as possible through accommodations and accessibility. To learn more about creating an inclusive workplace for people living with a disability, check out our website for more information.

[Image Description: Picture 1: A young adult white woman with brown curly hair sitting in a chair, wearing a brown blazer with a notebook, facing two individuals that have their laptops in front of them with text coming across the screen “Did You Know…?”

Picture 2: A blue background  with a blue, orange and yellow puzzle shaped brain logo in the middle of the upper half of the page and the text “Job candidates are less likely to apply for employment opportunities with businesses that do not visibly show their commitment to inclusion. Equality and Human Rights Commission, An Employment Guide.”]

A common misconception is employees with disabilities can only fill entry-level positions and this is not the case. It h...
06/24/2021

A common misconception is employees with disabilities can only fill entry-level positions and this is not the case. It has been proven through various studies that employing people with disabilities brings a plethora of opportunities and perspectives that would have otherwise been neglected. 

Learn to hire people from this pool by taking part in Liebs&Co Lieber Disabilities in the Workplace Training Program. Visit our website for more information.

[Image Description: Picture 1:  A hand holding up a black graduation cap with a yellow tassel and trees in the background and a text of “did you know…”

Picture 2: A yellow background with a blue, orange and yellow puzzle shaped brain logo in the middle of the upper half of the page and the text “approximately 75% of working-age adults with disabilities have a high school diploma or higher education. New Brunswick, Myths about Hiring Persons with Disabilities.”]

Discrimination regarding disability is equivalent to discrimination regarding s*x, gender, race, age, religion, class, e...
06/22/2021

Discrimination regarding disability is equivalent to discrimination regarding s*x, gender, race, age, religion, class, ethnicity. These different kinds of discrimination can also intersect with disability discrimination, so people who live with a disability will face more than one discrimination at once. Hence, it’s important for businesses to learn more about disability and inclusion, so that you can create a workplace where everyone is welcome. Check out Liebs Co's website for more information.

[Image Description: Picture 1: A blue background  with a blue, orange and yellow puzzle shaped brain logo in the middle of the upper half of the page and with the text “Did you know? According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, 75% of complaints are recceived from the workplace and the biggest source of complaints is discrimination around employment based on disability. According to Stats Canada.”]

People recognize a company's efforts towards their employees and take this into consideration prior to buying from the c...
06/17/2021

People recognize a company's efforts towards their employees and take this into consideration prior to buying from the company. With the rise of social media it is easy to spread the word about a company that is not accommodating and start an international boycott. 

That being said, the flip can also happen! Put yourself in a position that your inclusivity practices do not impact your company by checking out Liebs&Co’s website today to learn more about how our workplace training program can help you be more inclusive.

[Image Description: Picture 1: A group of men and women in a large boardroom meeting with their laptops out, parting in a discussion with text across the screen “ Did you Know ?”

Picture 2: A blue background with a blue, orange and yellow puzzle shaped  brain logo in the middle of the upper half of the page and with the text “ In a 2006 National Survey of U.S. consumer attitudes toward companies that hire people with disabilities, 87 percent of respondents said they agreed or strongly agreed that they would prefer to give their business to companies that employ people with disabilities. Blacked & Others, Business Critical: Maximizing the Talents of Visible Minorities.”]

It is a proven fact that people with disabilities have a lower turnover rate, in the long term this is extremely importa...
06/15/2021

It is a proven fact that people with disabilities have a lower turnover rate, in the long term this is extremely important and valuable, especially considering that turnover rates have been increasing in recent years. 

Check out our Lieber Disabilities in the Workplace Training Program to learn more about how you can hire candidates from a qualified pool and create an inclusive workplace.

[Image Description - Picture 1: A yellow background  with a blue, orange and yellow puzzle shaped brain logo in the middle of the upper half of the page and with the text “Did you know? A three-year study at Washington Mutual Fund a turnover rate of 8 percent among people with developmental disabilities, compared to an overall rate of 45 percent in the general population.”]

With over 20% of Canada’s population being a part of the disabled community, it is more important than ever to recognize...
06/10/2021

With over 20% of Canada’s population being a part of the disabled community, it is more important than ever to recognize the unique perspectives they bring and have an inclusive and accessible workplace.

Check out our Lieber Disabilities in the Workplace Training Program to learn more about strategies to hire qualified candidates from this talented pool of people.

[Image Description: Picture 1: A middle aged, white, brown-haired woman in a red blazer with glasses and sitting in a wheelchair at a coffee shop while working on her laptop with text appearing across her arm “Did You Know” ?

Picture 2: A yellow background with a blue, orange and yellow puzzle shaped brain logo in the middle of the upper half of the page and the text “People with disabilities are three times more likely than people without disabilities to be unemployed or out of the labour force. According to Stats Canada.] @ Toronto, Ontario

There is a common misconception that employees with disabilities require more supervision or cannot do their job as well...
06/08/2021

There is a common misconception that employees with disabilities require more supervision or cannot do their job as well as others. This is far from reality and stems from the lack of recognition and negative stigmas of the disabled community.

A way to help break down these barriers is to check out Liebs&Co’s Lieber Disabilities in the Workplace Training Program, where you will learn more about creating an inclusive workplace for all people.

[Image Description: A blue background with a blue, orange and yellow puzzle shaped brain logo in the middle of the upper half of the page with the text “Did you know? 90 percent of disabilities did as well or better in their jobs than co-workers without disabilities and 86 percent of employees with disabilities rated average or better in attendance. According to Stats Canada.”]

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