BroadcastAbility: Podcasts on inclusive employment - Easter Seals Canada


Podcast series by and about workers with disabilities, inclusive employment and workplaces. Produced in partnership with The PROUD Project, University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC)


If you are a person with a visible physical and/or sensory disability who has been employed for 6+ months, OR if you are a manager or business leader at an inclusive workplace that has hired persons of disabilities, The PROUD Project would like to interview you! Click here to learn more. 

What is BroadcastAbility?

BroadcastAbility is a podcast series chronicling the experiences of people with visible physical and/or sensory disabilities who have successfully surmounted barriers to employment, as well as managers and businesses leaders at inclusive workplaces. It is an extension of the multi-year investigative work on disability and employment conducted by researchers Dr. Chloë Atkins and Dr. Andrea Whiteley of The PROUD Project (Phenomenological Research/Remedies on Employment and Disability) at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Easter Seals Canada is proud to work with The PROUD Project on the BroadcastAbility podcast initiative. To learn more about The PROUD Project, visit their website at

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Listen to the Podcasts

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Transcripts can be accessed by clicking the direct links to the podcasts below.

Episode 1: A Conversation with Taylor Lindsay-Noel  (Sept 24, 2021)

Taylor Lindsay-Noel is a successful young entrepreneur and founder of a luxury tea brand that has been featured in O, The Oprah magazine. She talks about her life journey, diversity, and more. Listen to the episode with Taylor here.

Episode 2: Une conversation avec Joel Castanet  (Oct 22, 2021)

Image of a man, dressed in a long-sleeved blue shirt, learning on a sign. The image is placed next to a graphic stylized logo of a microphone with two circles: one blue and one green, in the background. Joel Castanet is a physiotherapist and instructor living in Quebec. This episode – recorded in French – discusses the philosophy of disability, complexities faced by disabled healthcare workers, the importance of teamwork, and the difference between life in France and in Canada for people with disabilities. Listen to the episode with Joel here.

Episode 3: A Conversation with Alexis Chicoine  (Dec 1, 2021)

Image of a blond woman wearing glasses, set next to the logo of the BroadcastAbility which features a stylized image of a microphone with two overlapping green and blue circles. Alexis Chicoine is an administrator and Disability Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Speaker and Writer in Vancouver. In this episode, we cover Alexis’s life story, the importance of true inclusion in the workplace, transferable skillsets, the joys of sports, and much more! Please note that this episode contains strong language. Listen to the podcast episode here.

Episode 4: A Conversation with Marc Workman  (Jan 8, 2022)

Composite image of the Broadcastability logo on the left featuring a microphone and two intersecting blue and green circles. On the right, is an image of a man wearing a suit. Next to him is a guide dog. Marc Workman works at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). In this episode, our hosts sit with Marc for a conversation which covers several key topics, including Marc’s life story, the importance of networking, the impact of mentorship, and much more! Listen to the episode with Marc here.

The next episode of BroadcastAbility will be coming in February 2022 (TBC).

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