About the Empowering Abilities Program
If you are a person with a disability who is looking for individualized assistance to get employed, The Career Foundation’s Empowering Abilities program is designed for you!
Through the Empowering Abilities program, you can get:
- Job placements and job coaching
- Job-specific certifications
- First Aid/CPR and WHMIS training
- Wage subsidies for job placements
- And more!
Please note that eligible participants must have little or no recent attachment to the labour force, and must be willing to participate in different program elements over a duration of 10 weeks.
Complete the form below to see if you are eligible for the Empowering Abilities Program. Someone will contact you within 1-2 business days after you submit the form.
Information for Employers
Employers, are you looking to fill your vacant positions with skilled people? If so, The Career Foundation’s Empowering Abilities program can assist your business with its hiring needs by matching you with skilled Ontarians, all at no cost to you.
Through the Empowering Abilities program, you can obtain:
- Recruitment, selection and job coaching support;
- Skilled applicants with certifications such as WHMIS, First Aid/CPR, Smart Serve, Safe Food Handling, and Retail Sales and Loss Prevention;
- Wage subsidies for job placements.
To learn more about The Career Foundation’s Empowering Abilities program, or to find out about opportunities/jobs for people with disabilities, please contact the Empowering Abilities office nearest you:
Scarborough Empowering Abilities Office:
Nicole Tieze, Disabilities and Inclusion Manager
Tel: (416) 264 2100 ext. 236
Weston Empowering Abilities Office:
Sarah DeFilippis, Project Coordinator
Tel: (416) 243 0066 ext. 248
Hamilton Empowering Abilities Office:
Elaine Logie, Project Coordinator
Tel: (905) 667 0321 ext. 230