Where do I go for help?
Here are a few websites for Persons with
Disabilities, which includes information for people in all regions of
Ontario and Canada.
CANADA access a network of people, support
services, and events across Canada. Find the directory of Disability
Organizations, an Employment Services Directory, the Abilities Magazine, and
information for injured workers.
is a free job posting website with a network of local recruiters to help
businesses recruit and hire someone with a disability. Support for
Hamilton, Niagara and Haldimand/Brant/Norfolk Regions
CHECKLIST - DISABLED WOMEN'S NETWORK ONTARIO (DAWN) Use
these guidelines to ensure that your building or event is accessible to
people with disabilities
GUIDE CANADA Your guide to accessible places in
CENTRE ON DISABILITY STUDIES Best practices in the
home-based employment of people with disabilities.
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTRE (ATRC) University of Toronto
Dedicated to ensuring that the design of emerging information technology is
inclusive of people with disabilities.
ASSISTIVE DEVICES PROGRAM (ADP)
of Health and Long-Term Care. Provides information on financial
assistance for Ontario residents with long-term physical disabilities to
obtain assistive devices essential for independent living.
BUSINESS TAKES ACTION (BTA) is a
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. Their mandate is
to provide the tools and resources to employers in removing the physical and
attitudinal barriers associated with hiring persons with disabilities
CANADA BENEFITS - GOVERNMENT OF CANADA Your internet
doorway to government-wide financial assistance and benefit programs for
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTRES (CAILC)
Located across Canada. Independent Living Centre (ILC) offer peer
support, skills development, and an employment program designed to empower
people with disabilities to live independently.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONALS WITH DISABILITIES
This non-profit association is dedicated to maximizing workforce and
community participation and inclusion of professionals with disabilities.
They support all professionals regardless of their employment status,
profession or specialty.
CANADIAN COUNCIL ON REHABILITATION AND WORK (CCRW)
This network promotes meaningful and equitable employment of people with
disabilities. Job accommodation services (JAS), training, and
consultation are among the services provided to people with disabilities and
CANADIAN PARAPALEGIC SOCIETY (CPA) provides
services to people with spinal cord injuries. These services, offered
at no charge to individuals and their families, include a peer support
program and employment and education services.
SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (CSSD) mandate is to
provide employment and skills training to persons facing barriers to
employment. They offer Canadians with disabilities free online
courses, including: Internet Business Development for Entrepeneurs with
Disabilities (IBDE), a 6-month web design course; and Business Abilities, a
website with all the tools you need to start your business.
CENTRE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - ALGONQUIN COLLEGE
The Centre provides guidance in developing education support services to
students with disabilities, to help students become independent learners in
the College environment.
COMMUNITY LIVING ONTARIO Supports individuals
with intellectual disabilities live, learn, work and participate in all
aspects of living in the community. They also help families and the
community to provide a welcoming and supportive environment.
COMMUNITY SERVICES - 0NTARIO MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL
SERVICES Services for people most in need.
CREATING A WELCOMING WORKPLACE FOR EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES
from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. This guide recommends
some ways to include persons with disabilities in the work environment, to
make them feel welcomed as contributing members of the team.
DISABILITY VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM - SERVICE CANADA
Designed to help people who receive Canada Pension Plan disability benefit
return to work. Learn who can benefit from this program, how to apply,
and what services are provided for those who qualify.
DISABILITY WEBLINKS Access a range of government
disability programs, services, initiatives and contacts across the country.
Includes information on employment, education, financial support programs,
personal supports, accessibility and rights.
DISABILITY AWARDS The National Educational
Association of disabled Students (NEADS) provides this list of grants,
scholarships and funding programs for students with disabilities.
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES - CANADIAN PARAPALEGIC ASSOCIATION ONTARIO
CAP Ontario offers employment services for persons with disabilities,
including career counseling, employment mentoring, assistive technology, job
search, job placement, and employment supports. Employers are
offered qualified applicants and on-site support in accommodating employees
EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada (HRSDC) Your source of information on employment equity
and equal pay. Find related legislation, upcoming events, and
national, provincial and territorial contacts.
ABILITIES The Canadian Abilities Foundation's web site
for job seekers to gain exposure to employers who are committed to diverse
work places. Also, it is a place for employers to gain a competitive
edge by recruiting and hiring people with disabilities all across Canada.
- ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Learn about the assistive
technology available for people with physical disabilities. Products
provide solutions for computer access and control, as well as aids for daily
MATTINSON ENDOWMENT FUND Scholarship for disabled
students - Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
Find details about this one year scholarship that students enrolled in any
field are eligible for.
NATIONAL EDUCTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED STUDENTS (NEADS)
Learn about the services available to students with disabilities and special
needs at universities and colleges across Canada.
OFFICE FOR DISABILITY ISSUES Human Resources and
Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Find information on disability
issues and related programs, services and activities. Information is
available for job seekers with disabilities and employers.
ON MY OWN A resource guide to living
independently. Designed to assist young people with disabilities in
their transition to living independently, this book covers everything from
finding a place to live to finding employment. (fees apply)
ONTARIO DISABILITY SUPPORT PROGRAM (ODSP) Income
support and employment support for people with disabilities in financial
HUMAN RIGHTS CODE - OHRC A provincial law giving
everyone equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in jobs,
housing and services.
MARCH OF DIMES Helps Ontarians with physical
disabilities participate more fully in community life.
DISABILITIES ONLINE - GOVERNMENT OF CANADA Find
information and services related to employment, education, financial
supports, human rights and other areas of interest to persons with
SKILLS LINK - YOUTH EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY - SERVICE CANADA
This program provides funding for employers and helps youth facing barriers
to employment develop the skills, knowledge and work experience they need to
participate in the job market.
ONTARIO - THE CANADIAN COUNCIL ON REHABILITATION AND WORK
Explore resources, tools and articles relevant to Ontario job seekers with