About Supported Employment

Hiring a people who have an intellectual disability is smart business. Many employers across Ontario have reaped the benefits of tapping into this labour pool. There are people and resources available to support employers to successfully hire people who have an intellectual disability.

Supported Employment

There is lots of help for employers who would like to consider hiring someone who has an intellectual disability, often at no cost. There are employment service agencies that offer supported employment programs. These services specialize in matching candidates who have an intellectual disability to the available job opportunity and in providing training and follow up supports to both the new employee and the employer.

Most local associations for community living offer Supported Employment services and other resources to help employers hire people who have an intellectual disability. To find one near you please click here.

Disability Consulting

Community Living Ontario can provide workforce solutions and resources that will help you meet your workplace diversity needs.

For more information please contact: E-mail: info@communitylivingontario.ca or 1-800-278-8025

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work The CCRW is a network of organizations and individuals that provides leadership in programs and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion.

www.ccrw.org/en/programs/program_detail.asp?Program_ID=8

Targeted Wage Subsidies

Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) Targeted Wage Subsidies is an employment program of Human Resources and Social Development Canada that provides funding to employers to encourage them to hire individuals whom they would not normally hire in the absence of a subsidy. http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/epb/sid/cia/grants/tws/desc_tws.shtml