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Canadian Government Resources
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities assists persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. It supports persons with disabilities in overcoming barriers to participation in the Canadian labour market, and it supports employers to hire persons with disabilities. This program supports a wide range of programs and services, including job search supports, pre-employability services, wage subsidies, work placements and employer awareness initiatives to encourage employers to hire persons with disabilities. The Opportunities Fund is delivered across the country by Service Canada Centres, in partnership with organizations in the community.
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program:
Western Canadians who have a disability can access a network of business professionals and a world of resources through Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP). The EDP provides business information, training and development, mentoring and one-on-one counseling services.
Calgary Contact: Momentum
Telephone: 403-272-9323,Fax: 403-235-4646
Alberta Government Resources & Services
Alberta Human Rights in the Workplace
Alberta Human Rights – Duty to Accommodate:
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Alberta Government – Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
Alberta Government: Disability Related Employment Supports (DRES)
The needs of persons with disabilities in the workforce are diverse. To address these needs, the Government of Alberta provides Disability Related Employment Supports (DRES) which may fund supports and/or services to assist Albertans with disabilities make successful transitions from school to work, unemployment to employment and from one career path to another. In order to access DRES funding, the person with the disability must provide substantiation and meet the following criteria to be eligible:Be a person with a disability and have a barrier to education/training and/or employment that has been created by their disability
ALIS provides Alberta careers, learning and employment information
Alberta Supports Contact Centre: 1-877-644-9992
Listed are some of the employment agencies found in Calgary, Alberta, including those that support people with disabilities.
Downtown Office: 900, 910 7 Ave SW; 403-237-5108
North Office: 915 33 Street NE; 403-273-2822
South Office: #235, 1721 29th Avenue SW; 403-269-1838
Prospect helps people who face barriers to employment overcome those obstacles by supporting individual skill development and creating workplace capacity.
The Worx Program at Prospect provides employment search services to Calgarians with all types of disabilities, including information resources, assistive technologies, employability assessments, career counselling, direct job placement, education and skill training placement.
1206-20 Ave SE
Gateway connects job seekers, aged 15 – 34 years old with disabilities, whether diagnosed or not, and workplaces with resources required to build performance and inclusion. They offer a free 1 year wrap -around service from discovering your talents, to resume-writing, education, interview-preparation, and job placements, and provide employer training and supports as well.
Calgary Alternative Support Services – Alternative Employment Services Program
CASS serves adults with disabilities or multiple barriers to employment, who require support with finding & maintaining employment. Career exploration, employment counselling, resume development, interview skills, job search, job placement and job coaching. The program services are funded by provincial and federal governments.
Calgary Employment First Network (CEFN)
The Calgary Employment First Network (CEFN) is a collective of local, publicly-funded organizations which serve as community partners to local employers and assist with inclusive recruitment, on-boarding and other diversity related employment needs.
The CEFN represents a large talent pool of candidates and provides employers with a single point of contact for Diversity and Inclusion resources in the area of disability.
MCG Careers – Calgary Career & Employment Centre
MCG Careers offers Innovative Career Development, Training, and Human Resource services which enable individuals and companies to achieve their full potential.
Note: Not specific to individuals with LD or ADHD but individualized support and training can benefit those with employment barriers. Programs are government funded.
There are many career counselors and agencies available to help individuals match their learning style, skill set, and interests to a career.
You may want to ask them if they have expertise working with individuals who have a Learning Disability and/or ADHD.