Steve Sharpe speaking in video:
Steve Sharpe, the Sharpe’s Food Market, Campbellford, Ontario. We’re an independent grocer, who’s been in business for 53 years on this site. Over the years we’ve hired a number of people with disabilities.
We became proactive in the last three years with a hire of a young lady from Community Living. I attended a workshop that they put on and they did an excellent program on dispelling the myths around hiring people with disabilities: that somebody with a disability would be more prone to injury, or they would have poor attendance, or there would be a high turnover.
And with the statistics they mentioned they dispelled all of those myths, and as a result of that we hired a young lady named Jennifer, who turned out to be a model employee. She’s become a very loyal, hardworking, punctual, she has a contagious smile, and she is very good for moral for the entire store.