A community-based resource developed to support youth between the ages of 15 and 24 with physical disabilities
The intent of the Resource Guide is to present information and options available to consumers in a quick and easy format.
EmployAbilities offers a variety of client-driven employment and training services for persons with disabilities including: a barrier-free employment resource centre, career counselling, computer access, job board, job search assistance, academic upgrading, and typing tutorials. They also offer a toll free employment hotline (1 800 785-6539) and access to the HRDC job bank which lists current job postings across Alberta and Canada.
Phone: (780) 423-4106
DRES provides assistance to Albertans in overcoming the barriers to employment created by their disability. The program includes: workplace supports (job coach, job mediator, mentor, workplace modifications); job search supports; educational supports (tutors, note takers, readers, student assistants); and assistive technology (computers, software programs).
Phone: (780) 427-3722
1 800 661-3753
Giving in Action has recently launched Endowment 150, a new program that will help people with disabilities, who have opened a Registered Disability Savings Plan, save for the future. Please click here to find out more about the program.
Handy tips to consider when buying a wheelchair.
Information about Canada's new Registered Disability Savings Plan. It is intended to help parents and others to save for the long-term financial security of a child with a disability.
A unique program designed to help people with disabilities find employment and build a career at CIBC. The program offers different avenues of service depending on the clients experience, skills, and career goals.
The objective of the Opportunities Fund is to help persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment. The Fund supports an array of activities such as encouraging employers to hire workers with disabilities; increasing the employment skills of persons with disabilities; providing work experience; assisting individuals to start their own business; assistance integrating into the workplace; and providing the personal supports needed for participation in employment and employment services. Limited financial assistance is available. Call your nearest HRDC office for more information.
Phone: (780) 427-3722
1 800 206-7218
The CCRW is a network of organizations and individuals that provides leadership in programs and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion. A one-stop shop for disability and employment resources, CCRW works with businesses of all sizes in all industries through its Job Accommodation Service, Skills Training Partnership Program, Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program and the Disability Awareness Series, and more! The CCRW also provides support to individual job seekers through its WORKinkTM site, and develops disability-positive educational material for children in grades 3-5.
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. They offer an on-line directory of financial assistance, scholarships and bursaries available to students with disabilities.
Launched in the spring of 2007, handicapemploi.com is the first website for handicapped workers in Canada. It allows users to search for jobs and post offers according to various types of handicaps.
The Accessible Channel is a national descriptive, closed-captioned HD digital TV specialty service for the vision impaired and persons who are hard of hearing that is inclusive of the whole family. More than 700 films, countless television programs and entertainment will be accessible to all cable subscribers.
Since 1983, the lives of over 1200 men, women and children from the age of 8 to 84, have been enriched by the services of specially trained Dog Guides from Lions Foundation of Canada.
You may be eligible for Special Skills Dogs of Canada program for Canadians with a physical or medical disability.
The mission of Access Guide Canada is to bring you the most accurate listings on accessible resources possible. Access Guide Canada is brought to you by the Canadian Abilities Foundation and is part of the organization's vast website, EnableLink.