End of a program of employability of people with disabilities at Walmart: Quebec is disappointed

News 30 March, 2018
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    Friday, 30 march, 2018 18:27

    Friday, 30 march, 2018 18:27

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    The government Couillard, through three of its ministers, says he is disappointed with the decision of Walmart to put an end to a programme of employability of people with disabilities.

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    In a joint communiqué issued at the end of the afternoon, on Friday, the three ministers, Gaétan Barrette minister of Health and social Services), Lucie Charlebois, the minister responsible for Rehabilitation, youth Protection, public Health and Healthy life habits) and François Blais (minister of Employment and social Solidarity,” stressed “that it is a collective responsibility to make the largest number of shares in order to facilitate the work integration of people with disabilities in Quebec.”

    “This decision from Walmart is the opposite of the actions of our government, and we would like to reaffirm that every day, the ministry of Health and social Services and its many partners are working to provide people with an intellectual disability or a disorder on the autism spectrum several measures which help to develop their skills vocational and thrive in a work environment, which will become a community of belonging for many of them, one can read, in particular, in the press release.

    “More than ever, we reaffirm that the social participation of all Quebecers in the labour market, social inclusion and the active participation of our community are determining factors in the development of people who have a developmental disability or a disorder on the autism spectrum, and that this corporate decision goes against our governmental policies.”