Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Walmart Ends Involvement in Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Walmart Ends Involvement in Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities

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Walmart cuts program for people with disabilities

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MONTREAL - Walmart Canada has confirmed it is ending its involvement with a Quebec program that provides job training to people with intellectual disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

Company spokesperson Anika Malik confirmed in an email Friday that the program, which was in place in several stores, will be phased out in the coming weeks.

"We are pleased to have been able to collaborate over the years with these organizations and to allow program participants to gain new knowledge and opportunities to grow," she said.

"However, after analysis, we had to make the difficult decision to terminate Walmart's partnership in the professional training program."

She said the decision was made after a review that took into account legislative changes and Walmart's own policies. …

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