Employer

Be part of the change and endeavour to build your business by hiring people with disabilities/diverse abilities.

To include individuals with disabilities on your team is proven to be good for business. With one million job openings anticipated by 2025, many BC businesses are challenged with finding and keeping good employees, Whether you are hiring for a small or large company, people with diverse abilities are a significantly untapped talent pool of potential employees. According to the Accessible Employers Business Case, by creating truly accessible workplaces, businesses report improved productivity (two times more likely to meet or exceed financial targets), higher staff retention, increased attendance, and expanded consumer reach (with 90% of consumers preferring to support companies that hire people with disabilities).

We encourage you to learn more about the benefits of creating a truly accessible, inclusive workplace and becoming a committed accessible employer.

ASTTBC is committed to increasing the number of people with diverse abilities in our sector. Consider being part of the change and explore the tools below to help your company attract and retain individuals who we believe will be a valuable addition to your team.

Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities

The Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities is a program to assist persons with disabilities residing in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island to obtain employment. The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities is a program of the BC Centre for Ability funded by Service Canada.

FRAMEWORK MATRIX


Service Providers

Partners in Workforce Innovation

An innovative recruitment pilot project to help BC employers meet current and future workforce needs, and connect people with diverse abilities to employment opportunities. Connects employers with clients and supports their integration to the workplace.

Partners in Workforce Innovation
Neil Squire Society

Neil Squire Society (NSS) provides supports to employers including: the Technology@Work Program, which funds the provision of assistive technology and workplace accommodation support for employment or volunteer activities as well as wage subsidies.

Neil Squire Society
Rick Hansen Foundation

The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) RHF provides supports to employers including: the Accessibility Certification Program designed to certify workplaces accessible for people of all abilities. This includes people who have mobility challenges, are blind or have low vision, or are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Rick Hansen Foundation
Community Living BC

Community Living BC (CLBC) provides support to individuals eligible for its services who are interested in employment. CLBC provides supports to employers including:

Community Living BC
Back in Motion Rehab Inc.

Back in Motion (BIM) is a full-service rehabilitation and employment solutions company based in BC. Dedicated to quality and high professional standards, we believe that participation in the workforce and community leads to healthy lives, strong families, and decreased reliance on other means of financial support. BIM provides supports to employers including: Canada/BC Jobs Grants for training, access to PWD clients through our 8 WorkBC Centres across the Lower Mainland etc.

Back in Motion Rehab Inc.
BC Centre for Ability

BC Centre for Ability provides community-based services that enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families in ways that facilitate and build competencies and foster inclusion in all aspects of life. The Centre provides support services to employers including: wage subsidies etc.

BC Centre for Ability
Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation

The Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation (SSDF) and its affiliated societies encourage and promote the capabilities of people with physical disabilities.

Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation

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