Inclusive Employment Resources
Whether you have a disability and want to find employment, or are an employer looking to enjoy the many benefits of inclusive hiring, we can help point you in the right direction!
Inclusive employment guides and tool kits
Tips to help adults with autism research, find, and keep employment
Tips to help employers hire and support disabled employees. From Australia but relevant across contexts.
A guide to help persons with autism find and maintain employment
10 things employers can do to create and support an inclusive workplace
The toolkit provides practical advice to employers of all sizes about simple changes they can implement to make their workplaces more inclusive for people with disabilities
Advice to help BC teens and adults find employment
Resources, tips, stories, and a lot more about employment and autism
A federal government guide to inclusive hiring
Advice on how to help persons with autism transfer from the school to the work environment
A 'how-to' resource for employers and self-advocates (adults with developmental disabilities) seeking employment.
Advice about a range of employment issues for autistic persons, including workplace culture and disclosing their autism
Inclusive employment support in BC
Accessible Employers invites all employers and business owners around the province to join the inclusive employment movement
Provides online planning resources and one-on-one coaching assistance, from career exploration to new business mentorship. Services are available free of charge to people who self-identify as living with a disability. Training is flexible and supportive with a continuous intake.
Information to support disabled employees and job seekers, as well as employers looking to hire and maintain an inclusive workplace
CBI is a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds committed to current, evidence based practices in inclusion, person centered planning, family-centered practice, collaborative teaming and positive behaviour support. CBI offers customized employment programs, autism services, behavioural therapy, and more.
Whether looking for a job or looking to hire, you can find support from community living organizations throughout BC
Offers employment preparedness training and support, combined with job sampling and hands-on experience, to adults with autism and other disabilities. The program is designed for individuals who want to enter or return to the workforce, and who are willing to develop and practice the skills needed to support employment success.
The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program supports entrepreneurs with disabilities or ongoing health conditions to start or grow their businesses
Helps adults with high-functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, OCD, and other diverse abilities let their special skills shine through in local workplaces
JET is an innovative project aimed to support young adults 19 years of age and older with disabilities. JET is for individuals who are no longer eligible for school, but still need to acquire skills in critical areas. For more information on JET please contact 604-207-1996, , or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make A Change is a national non-profit that provides employment and skills training to Canadians who face challenges finding or maintaining employment in today’s labour market
MentorAbility focuses on developing full or half-day mentoring experience in which job seekers with disabilities are matched with individual mentors – to explore career opportunities and what they need to get ahead in their desired field of interest
Uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities in the workplace and foster economic and social inclusiveness. NSS programs help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment
The Opportunities Fund program helps persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment or self-employment to increase their economic participation and independence
Supporting persons with disabilities in education and training, finding employment, and customized employment experiences
Active in 20 communities across the country, RWA is designed to increase the labour force participation of people with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder
Spectrum Works Consulting is a boutique consulting firm with highly trained teams of experts who support individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder with employment issues. They also provide training for employers.
VDRC's employment program focuses on increasing job search skills, as well as connecting participants to job opportunities
WayFinder's personalized approach includes one on one discussions around holistic inclusion, guided by an individual’s needs. They help families and individuals set their Life Plan of Inclusion to live richer, fuller lives, weaving employment as one strand within the larger picture.
Work-Able is a 12-month paid internship with the BC Public Service for recent post-secondary graduates (within the last three years) who self-identify as having a disability. Each year, this unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship to a group of up to 15 interns.
Resources to help disabled job seekers and employees
WorkBC's Self-Employment Program for People with Disabilities runs for up to 4 months and provides funding for tuition, living supports, dependent care, and transportation and disability supports. Learn more about the program through your local WorkBC Centre.
Worktopia is a National Employment Network with a shared goal to change the odds of employment success for people with autism