Ability: Employment Resources for Individuals who have been label led disabled.
- Ability: Employment Resources for Individuals who have been labelled
Ability: Employment Resources for Individuals labelled disabled
Information About Supported Employment
The Alberta Association for Community Living has assembled a bibliography of
resources on supportive employment. The resources listed include information
about both the philosophy of supportive employment, the value to the
employer, and the practical application.
Ability in the WorkPlace
This site provides information about recruiting, interviewing and hiring
people with disabilities.
Barrier Free Employers
Barrier Free Employers provides practical information about how to
accommodate a person who is disabled for employers who wish to hire
individuals with a disability.
Transitional Job Fund
The Transitional Job Fund provides a subsidy for employers who hire
individuals with a physical or sensory disability.
IAM CARES:International Association of Machinists Center for Administering
Rehabilitation and Employment Services (IAM CARES)
1760 rue Poirier
7879 Edmonds Street
TTY - 525-2924
This service provides job placement services to people with disabilities.
Indie lists thirteen different employment agencies for persons with
The Job Accommodation Network in Canada (JANCAN)
Sponsored by the Canadian Council on
Rehabilitation and Work
410-167 Lombard Avenue
1-800-526-2262 calls are answered from 8am. to 8pm
Eastern time Mon-Thurs and 8-5 on Friday.
(TDD)Voice: (204) 293-5470
(TDD)Fax: (204) 944-0753
JAN is an international toll-free consulting service that provides
information about job accommodations and employability of people with
functional limitations. The service is available in both english and french.
National Institute for Disability Management and Research
The National Institute for Disability Management and Research publishes
publications, such as,"Strategies for Success: Disability Management in the
Workplace", which are relevant to managing a disability in the workplace.
They also offer a certificate course in Disability management.
The Nielsquare Foundation operates the Creative Employment Options program
in BC, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. The Creative Employment program
offers employment training to expand computer applications, adaptive
technology and expand vocational preparation. Contact information for each
of the programs is provided at the site.
Government of Canada Announces One-Year Renewal of Program Designed to Help
Persons With Disabilities Enter the Workforce: Vocational Rehabilitation of
Disabled Persons Program (VRDP)
One Voice, the Canadian Seniors Network
1005-350 Sparks Street
Tel: (613) 238-7624
Fax: (613) 235-4497
Opportunities 45 is a project which aims to help older workers (+45) who are
disabled find employment. Complete information about the programs goals and
strategies, as well as, partnerships are included on the site.
The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work developed WORKink for
persons with a disability. The site features employment postings and
articles about looking for employment and training opportunities.
Government Programs Available to Students
This site provides information about 3 programs which help persons with
disabilities to find employment. The programs listed include: Equal
Employment Opportunity Program, the Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled
Persons, and Visible Abilities program.
Burin-Marystown Community Training & Employment Board
The aim of this program is to outline the benefits to business of hiring
someone with a disability.
Cumberland Disabilities Partnership Committee (C.D.P.C.)
7 Spring Street
Tel: (902)667-3620 (TTY)
The Cumberland Disabilities Partnership Committee is a non profit
organization that supplies employment counselling and services for persons
with disabilities in Cumberland County. Information is provided for
employers about the type of services that are offered.
Job Brokerage Centre
The Job Brokerage Centre offers employment services for people with
disabilities in the Halifax area.
Kings CMHA Outreach
Employment Counselling Centre
325 Main Street, Kentville
Cornwallis Inn Complex
Tel/Fax: (902) 678-3146
This service helps individuals who have suffered from mental illness, to
Summer Street Industries
Anne MacBeth or Lori Hill
Supportive Employment Program
Summer Street Industries
72 Park St.
Tel: (902) 755-1745
Fax: (902) 755-1956
All e-mails should be sent to either Anne MacBeth or Lori Hill This is a
supportive employment program aimed at assisting individuals with mental
disability to obtain employment.
Montreal Association for the Blind (MAB)
7000 Sherbrooke Street West,
Tel: (514) 489-8201.
Fax (514) 489-3477.
This program is designed to meet both the needs of the employer and the job
Community Living Sarnia: Employment Support Services
Complete information is provided about the program, the benefits to the
employers of supported employment, testimonials and contact information.
Supports to Employment
This site provides information about supports to employment for individuals
with disability in Ontario.
K-W Habilitation Services
180 Sydney Street,
Tel: (519) 744-6307
Fax: (519) 571-1629
K_W Habilitation Services provides employment placement services individuals
who are labelled developmentally handicapped within the community.
Ontario March of Dimes
Ontario March of Dimes
10 Overlea Boulevard
Tel: (416) 425-DIME (3463)
Fax: (416) 425-1920.
The Ontario March of Dimes provides a variety of services to help
individuals who are unemployed find employment. Their services range from
assessment, job placement, and supportive employment. A Job Finding Club is
available. Information about these services can be found under the link
called programs and services.
Amity Goodwill Industries
225 King William St.
Tel: (905) 526 - 8481
Amity Goodwill aims to provide employment opportunities for individuals who
Employment and Training for People with Disabilities
388 Dundas Street
Suite # 301
Voice/TDD: (519) 673-5600
This organization provides a variety of resources:
Information about programs offered by other agencies
Lists of contacts
Information about programs offered by provincial and national organizations
An electronic BBS which provides labour market information
Line 1000 Placement Services
1355 Bank Street, suite 209
Tel :(613) 731-7620
Fax :(613) 731-3510
TTY :(613) 731-1621
Line 1000 provides employment placement services for individuals labelled
disabled. The services provided for persons with disabilities include
employment placement, career counselling, workshops, labour market
information, and an employer network.
Located in Toronto, Progressive Place offers services for persons with
mental health problems opportunities to live more optimal lives. They have
an employment training and placement program.
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services
608 - 294 Portage Avenue
Tel: (204) 947-1609
TTY: (204) 947-3480
Fax: (204) 947-2932
The company helps you to explore career options through identifying skills,
testing interests and aptitudes, analysing the impact of disability on the
job, and to explore training and career opportunities. Job seekers are
taught to market themselves through developing a resume and learning job
The company provides a full recruiting service, in addition, they provide a
information and consulting services on issues regarding hiring an individual
with a disability.
326 Wardlaw Avenue
Executive Director: Shelly Ferec-LeGall
Network South is a supportive employment program for individuals with
learning disabilities and developmental handicaps. It helps to place
individuals in integrated work environments by matching the skills of the
individual to the needs of the employer. Network South provides support to
the employer during the employees training period. The Program is funded by
both the provincial and federal government.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press
The Vocational Rehabilitation Research Institute
3304 - 33rd Street NW,
The Vocational Rehabilitation Research Institute is a non profit
organization which assists persons with a disability for live in the
community Their Community Service Program offers a variety of programs to
help people with disabilities find employment.
# 402 - 10909 Jasper Avenue,
Tel: (403) 423-4106
EmployAbilities is a non profit organization which helps persons with
physical disabilities to find employment.
Douglas College 527-JOBS
Tel: 527-JOBS (5627) Job hotline
527-JOBS is designed for employers, in the greater Vancouver area, who are
motivated to hire an employee who has been labelled with a disability. They
provide a database of qualified employees and provide employers with an
informal information session to ensure that you and your co-workers feel
comfortable. If a job coach is required they can arrange for this service at
no cost to the employer.
E-Den stands for the Electronic Disability- Employment Network. It is a list
serve to exchange ideas on disability and employment in British Columbia.
Opportunities through Rehabilitation and Work Society
17355 27Aa Avenue , Surrrey BC
Fax: (604) 872-7889
The focus of the agency is the provision of vocational assessment, skill
training and job placement service to residents of British Columbia with all
types of disabilities.
Worker's with Disability Project: Accommodation and Partnership Program
This program aims to help both disabled and chronically ill to adapt more
fully to their work environment.
Scholarships Available to Students
This is a list of scholarships which are available to students in the
Province of New Brunswick. The list is compiled from the Premiers Council on
the Status of Disabled Persons.
Bu rsaries for Disabled Students
This site list Bursaries which are available for disabled students at
Université de Montréal Disabled Student Services office.
Gladnet:Global Applied Disability Research Network for
Employment and Training
Gladnet is a global research network that focuses on concrete ways to help
achieve equality in training and employment for persons with disabilities.
Copyright © 1996-2000 Keneva Corporation - All rights reserved