Services for Persons with Disabilities - The Career Foundation

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No-cost Employment Supports for Persons with Disabilities

If you have a disability and are 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 placement and job coaching
  • Job-specific certifications
  • First Aid/CPR and WHMIS training
  • Wage subsidies for job placements
  • And more!
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Program Eligibility

Eligible participants must have little to no recent attachment to the labour force (i.e., very little to no recent employment history) and must be willing to participate in different program elements for 10 weeks.

Program Registration

Please complete the registration form below to see if you are eligible for the Empowering Abilities Program. Someone will contact you within one-two business days.

Empowering Abilities Registration
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Information for Employers

Do you know that 1 in 7 Ontarians have a disability? We all know someone in our family or friends’ network with a disability and we know that they have a great deal to offer employers. Do you know that:

  • 92% of consumers favour companies that hire people with disabilities.
  • 63% of people with disabilities do not require accommodations in their workplace.

 Do you know that employers who hire people with disabilities:

  • Grow 3 times as fast as their competitors.
  • Experience a 72% increase in productivity in their workplaces.
  • Achieve a 72% higher employee retention rate among people with disabilities.

If you would like to become a disability inclusive employer and increase your company’s impact, The Career Foundation’s Empowering Abilities Program can connect you with our participants.   

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Employers can:

  • Access trained and skilled applicants with certifications, including Customer Service, Retail Sales & Loss Prevention, SmartServe, Safe Food Handling, WHMIS, and First Aid/CPR.
  • Provide job trials and placements for people with disabilities.
  • Receive support with workplace accommodations if needed.
  • Receive support in becoming a Disability Confident Employer.

Learn More

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:

This program is provided in partnership with:

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This program is funded by:

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