In 2013, Stanley Black & Decker and Community Living Mississauga’s Employment Resource Centre connected to support inclusive hiring within their Mississauga location. It was clear from the start that Stanley Black & Decker was a business champion-with them making the first contact and committing to hiring multiple people who have an intellectual disability to support their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

In 2014, Stanley Black & Decker was recognized as Community Living Mississauga’s Employer of the Year and have since committed to sharing their success with other employers through business panels and one-on-one connections with employers looking to learn from their success.

Their success is a testament to their workplace culture. When you speak to the employees, they love working there because of the people. When you speak to management, they credit their success to their employees.

Throughout the pandemic, Stanley Black & Decker has demonstrated resilience, perseverance and commitment to fostering a safe and healthy workplace-maintaining employees and continuing to deliver to their customers.

Congratulations to Stanley Black & Decker for being a business champion and thank you for your commitment to diverse and inclusive workforces.

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