Through outreach, advocacy and employer education we enable disability inclusion in companies and organizations in Ontario. We are committed to raising the profile of people with disabilities by assisting our clients prove their value to Employers through job placements, mentorships and internships.
- People with disabilities that lack skills and can be a liability to their business
- Lack of training to manage persons with disabilities in a workplace
- Accommodation are expensive and will add to the business costs.
- Employer access to resources needed to provide a healthy work environment
- Wage Subsidy options through small grants for paid internships
- Disability awareness and accommodation workshops
- Consultations with employer to determine the most appropriate accommodation
- Job trials to assess a candidate's skills and abilities to perform job duties.
- Reduces recruiting costs – the internship program offers access to a highly motivated and skilled candidate pool
- Uncovers fresh perspectives—students with disabilities very often offer new viewpoints and stimulate creative problem solving
- Motivates employees - people with disabilities are enthusiastic and equipped with knowledge and skills required in their field of specialization
- Offers an opportunity to “test out” interns to make sure they are a good fit and consider hiring the individual in the future
- Assists with completion of special projects - interns are eager to learn and will assist the company to complete special projects, which would otherwise go undone
- Increases access to minority candidates – our services assist employers in implementing affirmative action or diversity programs by providing access to qualified minority candidates
- Provides exposure within the community - organizations who provide internship to students with disabilities are viewed as more socially responsible.
As a Job Seeker with a disability, you will want to connect with an organization that offers support in your job search. Our experience shows that people with disabilities have skills. They can work and want to work and that everyone's path to employment is different. As long as the potential candidate is earnestly seeking employment, we can help you secure that job. Our services are focused on helping to prepare you for part/full time work or start up your own business.
- Clients’ skills level, competencies and interests
- The right match in various industry sectors
- Clients’ best option - part-time job, full-time job or telecommuting
- Clients’ suitability for self-employment
- Providing or arranging for coaching or on-the-job training
- Helping with the cost of software and mobility devices, tools and equipment
- Arranging for ASL interpreter services, transportation, assistive devices, and training to use them
Community Outreach Canada