There are many resources for employers interested in facilitating the hiring, retraining, retention and/or advancement of persons with disabilities in the workforce.
Individual consultation services are available from the Employment Accommodation Services at the IDRC. In addition, we trust that you may find the following resources helpful:
For individual with disabilities seeking employment
WORKink promotes and supports the employment of persons with disabilities, providing labour market and career information, access to national, provincial, and territorial resources, and online experts' assistance.
- LINK UP
LinkUp Employment Services is a not-for-profit, incorporated group of consumer, business, labour, service and training sector representatives mandated to "increase training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities throughout The Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
For employers seeking accommodations for employees with disabilities
General Information on accommodations in the work place
- Relevant federal government links
- Provinical government information
- Path to equal opportunity
The Government of Ontario presents the Gateway to Diversity and the Gateway to Accessibility with resources for business and service providers that will help them create inclusive workplaces and to remove the barriers which prevent full independence and opportunity for people with disabilities.
- Job Accommondation Services(JAS)
The Job Accommodation Service (JAS) provides Canadians with information and support regarding job accommodations to advance the employment of people with disabilities. JAS provides a toll-free number: 1-800-664-0925.
- ADA info on barrier-free design standards