Today, the first day of the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées, la Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) unveils its 2017 assessment of the Plan d’action à l’égard des personnes handicapées 2017-2018.
The plan is aimed at making the construction industry more inclusive and respectful of the needs of people with disabilities and their families, by targeting:
- Workers, employers, and retirees in the construction industry
- The general public seeking information on the industry or the services offered by the CCQ
- CCQ employees
A positive assessment for 2017
The document offers a positive assessment, as almost 80% of the actions listed in the plan have been achieved or undertaken.
Among its accomplishments, the CCQ has:
- Created a Web section about its commitments to people with disabilities
- Evaluated the presence of people with disabilities in the industry, which stands at 2% of the workforce and 1% of employers
- Assisted 88 people with taking their qualification exam, participating in upgrading activities, and integrating into the industry
- Improved universal access at the Outaouais regional office
If you are a person with disabilities having issues on the job, you should know that it is possible to obtain support by contacting the CCQ’s accompanying service, available by calling 1 888 842-8282.
Do you have stories to share?
The CCQ is interested in sharing success stories from employers that have gone the extra distance in integrating people with disabilities into their work teams. Would you like to tell us your experience? Contact the CCQ by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.