From: CWDO [members@cwdo.ccsend.com] on behalf of CWDO [membership@cwdo.org]
Sent: 20 November 2009 23:25
To: my-universe@rogers.com
Subject: Invitation to participate in a Research Study about HR Professionals' Attitudes
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario
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Human Resources Professionals and People with Disabilities - A Research Study
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in this update...
Seeking Participants with Disabilities
Looking for Human Resource Professionals
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral.  Our primary activity is public education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario.

CWDO is proud to be Ontario's representative at the Council of Canadians with Disabilities since June, 2009.

 
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) is pleased to be the community partner for the research studies described below. For further information, please contact the primary researcher, Kim Wrigley-Archer, at kim.disabilityresearch@gmail.com.
 
Seeking participants with disabilities
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I am doing a research project to examine what Human Resources professionals perceived they learned about disability at university or college (or professional development seminars) and how well they feel it prepared them for interacting with people who have disabilities. This study will contribute to the goal of exploring strategies for promoting more effective education within these programs.  
 
The project begins with identifying some common themes or issues encountered by people with disabilities in the workplace.  I am interested in interviewing persons with disabilities who meet the following:

  • You are either currently employed or have been employed until recently (until the last 3 years)
  • or have had at least 3 job interviews in the past 3 years.
  • ANDyou have a disability such that when you come into a room, others would know you have a disability or they were told up front that there was a disability. 
  • ANDyou are located in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area. 
 
If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible to participate in this study.  Selected participants will be interviewed individually for 60 to 90 minutes and will be paid an honorarium of $40 (forty dollars). 
 
Participants will remain anonymous. All identifying information (including personal information) will be removed from any reports and kept strictly confidential. The insights gained from interviewing people with disabilities will be used to help shape questions for the second phase when Human Resources professionals are interviewed. 
 
The information learned by the end of this study will be used to help shape future projects exploring strategies for more effective education/training on disability topics in Human Resources courses.  
 
The researcher will meet with you at a location convenient for you (in Toronto or the GTA).
 
If you are interested in taking part in this study or finding out more information, please contact me at kim.disabilityresearch@gmail.com by December 1, 2009.
 
Kim Wrigley-Archer 
Principal researcher
B.A. Disability Studies (Honours)
kim.disabilityresearch@gmail.com


Looking for Human Resources Professionals
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I am doing a research project to examine what Human Resources professionals perceived they learned about disability at university or college (or professional development seminars) and how well they feel it prepared them for interacting with people who have disabilities. This study will contribute to the goal of exploring strategies for promoting more effective education within these programs.  
 
I am interested in interviewing Human Resources Professionals who meet the following:

  • You have at least 3 years experience as a Human Resources Professional and are still working in the field.
  • You graduated from a college or university Human Resources Management Program between 4 and 10 years ago.
  • You have had interactions with people with disabilities in the workplace (interviews and/or employees with disabilities).   
  • You are located in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area. 
 
If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible to participate in this study.  Selected participants will be interviewed individually for 60 to 90 minutes.  
 
Participants will remain anonymous. All identifying information (including personal and company names) will be removed from any reports and kept strictly confidential.
 
The information learned in this study will be used to help shape future projects exploring strategies for more effective education/training on disability topics in Human Resources courses.  
 
The researcher will meet with you at a location convenient for you (in Toronto or the GTA).
 
If you are interested in taking part in this study or finding out more information, please contact me at kim.disabilityresearch@gmail.com by December 14, 2009

Interviews will be arranged for early January 2010.
 
Kim Wrigley-Archer
B.A. Disability Studies (Honours)
Principal researcher
kim.disabilityresearch@gmail.com



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