1. Job Placement Services:
Description: Job placement services connect individuals with disabilities to employment opportunities based on their skills, interests, and abilities.
Services: Vocational assessments, job matching, resume and cover letter assistance, interview preparation, and job application support.
Example Program: JobStart (https://www.jobstart.org/)
2. Job Coaching and Supported Employment:
Description: Job coaching programs provide on-the-job support and guidance to individuals with disabilities to ensure successful integration and job retention.
Services Provided: On-the-job training, workplace accommodations, task-specific coaching, advocacy, and ongoing support.
Example Program: Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program (https://www.partnersforwork.ca/)
3. Skills Development and Training Programs:
Description: Skills development programs focus on enhancing job-related skills and providing training opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Services Provided: Job-specific training, workshops, certification programs, and skills upgrading.
Example Program: Skills Training for Employment Program (STEP) (https://www.step.ca/)
4. Supported Entrepreneurship Programs:
Description: Supported entrepreneurship programs assist individuals with disabilities in starting and running their own businesses.
Services Provided: Business planning, mentorship, access to resources and funding, marketing support, and ongoing guidance.
Example Program: Entrepreneurship Connections (https://www.entrepreneurshipconnections.ca/)
5. Job Fairs and Networking Events:
Description: Job fairs and networking events provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to connect with employers and explore job openings.
Services Provided: Job fair events, networking sessions, resume distribution, and employer engagement.
Example Program: Hire for Talent (https://hirefortalent.ca/)
6. Online Job Portals and Resources:
Description: Online job portals and resources specifically cater to individuals with disabilities, listing job openings and providing employment-related information.
Services Provided: Job listings, resume posting, career advice, and disability-friendly employers.
Example Program: Ability First (https://abilityfirst.ca/)