A Presidents Group initiative and community of Accessible Employers—publicly committed to becoming more inclusive in employment practices and hiring of individuals with disabilities, and/or service providers—providing accessibility services or employment support to employers. Learn more here.
BC Partners in Workforce Innovation
BC WiN helps employers committed to workforce inclusion of people with disabilities and diverse abilities, recruit and retain diverse talent. Learn more here.
Hire For Talent
A free employer toolkit that offers a variety of informative tools. Learn about the skills people with disabilities bring to the workplace and use our ‘how-to’ resources, that provide practical tips and strategies on successful recruitment, hiring, inclusion and retention of people with disabilities. Learn more here.
Inclusive Employers Hiring Hub
The Inclusive Employers Hiring Hub (The HUB) helps employers hire persons with disabilities. Employers can access interactive web-based training and resources to learn how to hire and work with persons with disabilities, and job seekers can view a job board with postings from employers who have completed this training. Learn more here.
MentorAbility is a national initiative spearheaded in British Columbia by Inclusion BC. 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. Learn more here.
Neil Squire Society
Neil Squire Society gives employers access to skilled, job ready candidates with disabilities. Neil Squire employment programs use technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. Learn more here.
Ready, Willing & Able
Ready, Willing & Able is a national initiative that engages, educates and supports employer to hire people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Inclusion BC delivers the program in BC. Learn more here.
The Inclusive Workplace
The Inclusive Workplace is for people who are on the autism spectrum or have an intellectual disability. This resource helps companies hire good workers and build an inclusive workplace, helps employees to find jobs, and helps employment agencies support job seekers and employees too. Learn more here.
WorkBC Employment Services
WorkBC Employment Services provide support for people looking for jobs, including specialized services for people with disabilities. Learn about the program and services on WorkBC.ca. Then call or visit your local WorkBC Centre. Use this interactive map to find a WorkBC Centre in your area. You may also be able to access WorkBC Employment Services services online.
Recommended Resources and Tools
Here are a list of other B.C. based projects that are addressing the need for inclusive employment opportunities:
IMPACT – Employment Research Project for Youth with Disabilities
Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship and UBC
Zero Ceiling: An exploration of young people’s experiences of homelessness and the Work 2 Live program
Zero Ceiling and Royal Roads University
Career Able: Job Transitions for Canadians with Disabilities
Conference Board in partnership with Future Skills Centre and Ryerson University