Business Leadership Network (BLN)

Welcome to the Business Leadership Network (BLN) for JOIN.

There are Business Leadership Councils to promote inclusion for persons with disabilities across the globe. JOIN is committed to the excellent results and history of BLNs where business takes leadership to ensure ongoing hiring of persons with disabilities and all issues related to accommodation, accessibility and inclusion for all.

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JOIN - Job Opportunity Information Network would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support and assistance to develop the Ontario JOIN Business Leadership Network.

Abbott LogoAbbott Canada
Throughout our 100+ year history, Abbott people have been driven by a constant goal: to advance medical science to help people live healthier lives. It’s part of our heritage. And, it continues to drive our work. Today, nearly 70,000 Abbott employees around the world share the passion for " Turning Science Into Caring." It's a commitment to focusing on what matters most: life and the potential it holds when we are feeling our best. 
Abbott Canada is an affiliate of Abbott and the first international office to be established. From its beginnings on St.-Paul street in Old Montreal back in 1931, our growth has mirrored the dramatic changes in the pharmaceutical industry. Today Abbott Canada employs about 1,500 individuals across the country with headquarters in the Montreal borough of Ville Saint-Laurent. 
The promise of our company is in the promise that our work holds for health and for life.

AON LogoAON Canada
AON Corporation is a leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its more than 59,000 colleagues worldwide. AON Canada offers a range of sophisticated advisory and consulting services in risk control and risk management, reinsurance, and human capital. We design, structure and implement solutions that may involve traditional insurance products or risk-transfer programs, alternative financing techniques, or entirely new products to address a specific problem.

American Airlines logoAmerican Airlines
American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is the world's fifth largest airline in passenger miles transported[4] and operating revenues. American Airlines is a subsidiary of the AMR Corporation and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American operates an extensive international and domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

BMO LogoBMO Financial Group
Founded in 1817 as Bank of Montreal®, today BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider. We offer clients a broad range of personal, commercial, corporate and institutional financial services across Canada and in the United States.

Career Edge Organization LogoCareer Edge Organization
Career Edge Organization is a national not-for-profit that has worked with over 1000 reputable employers across Canada to provide more than 9,000 paid internships since 1996.
Career Edge Organization operates three innovative paid internship programs: Career Edge for recent or new graduates, Ability Edge for graduates with disabilities and Career Bridge for internationally qualified professionals.

Citi LogoCiti
Citi™ has had a presence in Canada for over 50 years. We have a consumer and corporate customer base of more than 6 million individual accounts and businesses. Our more than 5,000 employees are located in every province and the Yukon. We proudly serve our customers and local communities every day, providing financial solutions in corporate and investment banking, credit cards, consumer finance, investment, leasing and private banking. Citi operates in Canada through the Citibank®, Citi Cards Canada, CitiFinancial and Citi Global Markets.

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients.
CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the world.

Catholic Children's Aid Society LogoCatholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
The Catholic Children's Aid Society on behalf of the Catholic community is committed to provide social services that protect children and strengthen family life. The CCAS is one part of a province-wide network of agencies in Ontario working to protect children from neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
CCAS is one of four mandated child protection agencies in Toronto. The Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto is funded and regulated by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and mandated by the Child and Family Services Act to protect Catholic children in Toronto age 16 and under from abuse and neglect.

Children's Aid Society of Toronto LogoChidren's Aid Society of Toronto
For 23,102 children and 10,321 families, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto is hope for a brighter future. We protect children from abuse including neglect, help parents build healthy families and provide a safe, nurturing place for children and young adults to grow up and realize their dreams.

Christian Blind Mission LogoChristian Blind Mission
cbm Canada is motivated by God's love to break the cycle of poverty and disability. We work together with Canadians, international Partners and our clients - those we serve - to set people free for life.

The Co-operators LogoThe Cooperators
The Co‑operators is a Canadian-owned company with 66 years of history as a co-operative. Our member-owners represent a variety of sectors and regions across the country. Our focus extends beyond increasing profits to a concern for satisfying the needs of clients, staff members, member-owners and communities.
The Co‑operators is a leading Canadian-owned, multi-product insurance and financial services organization with more than $35.1 billion in assets under administration. Within our three core areas of operation — Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance, Life insurance, and institutional investments — we have 4,632 employees. We are supported by a dedicated financial advisor network with 2,513 licensed insurance representatives throughout Canada.

Deloitte LogoDeloitte
Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,600 people in 57 offices. Deloitte operates in Québec as Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. Deloitte & Touche LLP, an Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Disability Awareness Consultants LogoDisability Awareness Consultants
Disability Awareness Consultants has the expertise to help you develop and implement your own sensitivity training program on disability issues. We will guide you through each critical step. Take advantage of our know-how through this process. The selection of training tools for sensitivity and awareness. You can develop the tools for training your staff.

Express Scripts LogoExpress Scripts Canada
Express Scripts Canada is a leading health benefits management company offering innovative and flexible online adjudication services for both health and dental. Serving over 7 million members, we help insurance carriers, third party administrators, and the public sector optimize the value of health benefits by linking the talent and professional expertise of our people with leading-edge information management systems and technology.
Express Scripts Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Inc., one of the largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies in North America.

GM Canada LogoGM Canada
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs over 10,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. GMCL markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada's largest automotive dealer network, which employs over 23,000 people dedicated to delivering a top customer experience. GMCL also plays a leadership role in automotive design and engineering, engaging in innovative research and development partnerships with leading Canadian universities and research institutes. In addition, through its Canadian Engineering Centres, GMCL conducts development activities ranging from cold weather testing to the advancement of key electric vehicle and green technologies.

GTAA Pearson Airport LogoGTAA - Toronto Pearson International Airport
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) manages and operates Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is a unique work environment in a global, vibrant and exciting airport community. Toronto Pearson is the largest airport in Canada and one of the largest airports in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. We employ more than 1,100 people directly, while another 40,000 employees work at Toronto Pearson within our airport community.

HP Canada LogoHP Canada
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work. No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers' specific needs.

The Home Depot Canada

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer, currently operating in Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico & China. The company has 180 stores in 10 Canadian provinces, employing more than 27,000 associates from coast to coast. The Home Depot Canada caters to do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals.The Home Depot Canada

The Home Depot Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers since 2010, and has enshrined “Respect for All People” as one of their core values, and “Building Inclusion” as a core competency. It is part of our overall commitment to provide our associates, customers and vendor partners with an environment that is, and feels, inclusive for all people. We celebrate the differences and unique skills, background and life experiences of our associates and believe that our stores should be a reflection of the communities and customers we serve.


HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, has more than 260 offices, including over 140 bank branches. With around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories and assets of US$2,455 billion at 31 December 2010, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations.

IBM LogoIBM Canada
IBM Canada Ltd. is one of Canada's leading providers of advanced information technology, products, services and business consulting expertise.

Janssen LogoJanssen Inc.
At Janssen, we are dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, metabolic and chronic diseases and women's health. Driven by our commitment to patients, we bring innovative products, services and solutions to people throughout the world. Janssen Inc. is a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

Jazz Aviation LogoJazz Aviation
Jazz is a regional airline; operating approximately 800 flights daily to more than 80 destinations across North America on behalf of Air Canada. Jazz also offers private charters throughout North America and in 2010 began operating Boeing 757 aircraft on behalf of Thomas Cook Canada Inc. during the winter season from Canadian gateways to various sun destinations.

KPMG LLP, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 145 countries and have more than 134,000 professionals working around the world. In Canada, we have over 5,000 staff working in offices across the country.

Loblaw LogoLoblaw
Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Through our portfolio of store formats, we are committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet their everyday household demands. We are known for the quality, innovation and value of our food offering.
With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 135,000 full-time and part-time employees. This makes us one of Canada’s largest private-sector employers. We are committed to being socially responsible by respecting the environment, sourcing with integrity, making a positive difference in our community, reflecting our nation’s diversity and being a great place to work.

Mount Sinai Hospital LogoMount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital is more than a community; it's a family. A family made up of Bright Minds and Big Hearts; a winning combination that allows us to provide The Best Medicine. Located in downtown Toronto, the Hospital serves a broad community and is a globally recognized centre of excellence in patient care, teaching and research.

NWMO LogoThe Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) was established in 2002 by Ontario Power Generation Inc., Hydro-Québec and New Brunswick Power Corporation in accordance with the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA) to assume responsibility for the long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

Oracle LogoOracle
Oracle is the largest business software company in the world, with more than 320,000 customers-including 100 of the Fortune Global 100-and supports these customer in more than 145 countries.

The Redwood LogoThe Redwood
Since 1993, The Redwood have been helping women and children live free from domestic violence. Free from fear. Free from threat.
Leaving an abusive situation is one of the toughest things any woman or child has to face. The Redwood provides the emotional, practical and social support that families need to get their lives back on track – we offer free and confidential services in 170 different languages.

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC.
We are Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization.
We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis.
We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve close to 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 56 other countries.

ROM LogoROM - The Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is an internationally renowned museum and a popular public attraction in downtown Toronto, Canada. First opened to the public in 1914, the ROM has grown to become Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history, with some six million objects in its collections today.

Ryerson University LogoRyerson University
Ryerson is Canada's leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.
Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 38,950 students, including 2,300 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide.

The Scarborough Centre for Employment Accessibility (SCEA) is a drop-in Employment Resource Centre to assist Persons with Disabilities (PWD) who are job ready clients to prepare for employment or self-employment, as well as develop the skills necessary to maintain that new employment. 
Services include access to a variety of specialized related employment information, equipment, self-help resources, materials and tools. Walk in and wheel chair accessible services are provided to clients who require minimal assistance and who wish to use the resources available to them in the ERC.

Scotiabank LogoScotiabank
Scotiabank is one of North America's leading financial institutions, and Canada's most international bank. We provide innovative financial products and services to individuals, small and medium-size businesses, corporations and governments across Canada and around the world.

Shangri-La Hotel LogoShangri-La Hotel
The 202-room luxury hotel will be built in a new 65-storey tower on University Avenue at Adelaide Street. This is due to open in August 2012. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, will occupy the first 17 floors of this development, which incorporates the historic "Bishops Block"- one of the oldest remaining buildings in Toronto. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, will be Shangri-La's second property in Canada following the debut of the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver in January, 2009 by the same development team.
This Toronto hotel is ideally located in the centre of the financial and entertainment districts. This makes it an easy walk to major downtown office buildings. Bloor & Yorkville shopping and dining areas, theatres and performance venues are also easily accessible. In addition to the hotel property, luxury condominium residences will be located on the upper levels of the tower.

Shoppers Drug Mart LogoShoppers Drug Mart
My Shoppers is a phrase that means something here. And that sense of ownership is something we’re pretty proud of.
Whether it’s the choice of careers we have, our franchise Associate Owner concept, the charitable and community initiatives we do, or the people we serve and work with, Shoppers employees find more ways to care about their work, community, customers and patients every day. Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is a licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart® (Pharmaprix® in Québec). Founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray Koffler, we have grown to a national network of more than 1,200 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada. We’re dedicated to improving the overall health and quality of life of the Canadians we serve.

Starwood Hotel LogoStarwood Hotels and Resorts
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is a hospitality ownership and management organization, headquartered in Stamford, CT. One of the world's largest hotel companies, it owns, operates, franchises and manages hotels, resorts, spas, residences, and vacation ownership properties under its nine owned brands. As of December 31, 2009, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owned, managed, or franchised 992 properties employing over 145,000 people.

Stikeman Elliott LogoStikeman Elliot
Stikeman Elliott LLP is one of Canada's largest, most sophisticated and most successful business law firms, with offices across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver) as well as internationally (New York, London and Sydney).
Stikeman Elliott has been repeatedly recognized for its commitment to its employees and to the community. Over the past four years the firm has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for 3 consecutive years. As well, the firm was recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers in 2010 and has received various "green awards" reflecting the firm's commitment to the environment as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Symcor LogoSymcor
Symcor is one of Canada's leading financial processing services providers, supporting major banks and retail and telecommunications companies in Canada. Our business is dedicated to providing outsourced services and we are focused on being the best at what we do.

TD Bank Group LogoTD Financial Group
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices around the world, TD Bank Financial Group offers a full range of financial products and services. TD Bank Financial Group is the first truly North American bank.

WGW LogoWGW Services Ltd
WGW Services is a consultancy firm who specializes in governance framework and not-for-profit strategic planning.


Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, Excel™ and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations across 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

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