Opportunities fund for persons with disabilities – Active national projects

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Opportunities fund for persons with disabilities – Active national projects
Project end date Service provider Summary Project location(s) by province and/or territory Contact information
2021-03-31 The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) This project provides training and work experience to people with disabilities. It also helps employers develop inclusive recruitment and retention strategies. BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NB, PEI, NL, NT, YK, NU 1 (800) 563-2642
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) project webpage
2022-06-30 Restigouche CBDC This project strengthens connections between employers and specialized supported employment services through a Canada-wide network. It also helps employers make their workplaces more inclusive. BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NB, PEI, NL, NT, YK, NU (888) 351-3344
Restigouche CBDC project webpage
2021-06-30 Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre This project provides skills training and work placement opportunities to people with disabilities to help prepare them for employment and self-employment. NS, NB, NL, PEI. (902) 491-6500
Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre project webpage
2021-07-31 Trucking Human Resources Canada This project provides people with disabilities, including those with invisible or episodic disabilities, with job placements in the trucking sector. It also provides employers with coaching and mentoring resources to facilitate effective onboarding of people with disabilities. BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NB, PEI, NL. (613) 244-4800
Trucking Human Resources Canada project webpage
2023-03-31 Canadian Association of Community Living and Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association This project also helps employers by teaching them about working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and intellectual disabilities. They also help employers find local service providers, and prepare their workplace for people with ASD. BC, AB, ON, QC, NB, NS (709) 437-1504
Canadian Association of Community Living and Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association project webpage
2022-03-31 Sinneave Family Foundation This project supports people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to prepare for and find work. BC, AB, SK, NS, NL (888) 733-7976
Sinneave Family Foundation project webpage
2022-03-31 Realize This project will help employers learn about how to support people with episodic disabilities. BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NL, NB, NU, YK (416) 513-0440 Ext. 240
Realize project webpage
2022-02-28 Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute This project will help employers learn how to hire people with mental health and physical disabilities. This project will also help employers learn how to keep people with disabilities working. YT, NT, NU, BC, AB Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute project webpage
2022-01-31 Canadian Association for Supported Employment This project will teach employers the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. It will also find employers to act as mentors to people with disabilities to help them gain the skills and confidence to maintain employment. BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NL, NB, PEI Canadian Association for Supported Employment website

Canadian Association for Supported Employment project webpage
2021-09-30 Neil Squire Society This project provides people with disabilities with skills training and job supports to help them find and keep jobs. This project also helps employers by providing one-on-one education and help to develop hiring plans. BC, AB, ON, NB (877) 673-4636
Neil Squire Society project webpage
2021-09-30 Canadian Mental Health Association This project supports people with mental health disabilities to get ready for and find work. Services are offered in English or French at some locations. BC, MB, ON, NB, NS, NL (416) 433-9093
Canadian Mental Health Association project webpage
2021-09-30 Make a Change Canada This project will provide work-readiness training to people with disabilities through a bilingual project website. BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS, NL, NB, PEI, NU, NWT, YK (888) 9-ASPIRE
Make a Change Canada project webpage
2020-03-31 Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work This project gives job training and supports to unemployed people with disabilities to help them find work. This project also works with employers to help them find and keep workers with disabilities. MB, SK, NB, ON, NL (800) 664-0925 Ext. 308
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work project webpage
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