Inclusive Employment Resources:
- We Belong App– We Belong app is a user-friendly place where consumers can find inclusive employers in communities across Canada, either by mapping, searching by name, or searching by category.
- British Columbia Infrastructure Benefits– BCIB prioritizes the hiring of local residents, Indigenous peoples, women and other visible minority groups to increase opportunities for those traditionally underrepresented in the trades. All BCIB employees get competitive wages, benefits, and a pension so they spend less time worrying about bills and more time focusing on using and building their skills. BCIB employees receive the Respectful Onsite Initiative, which includes training on construction safety, Indigenous Cultural Competency Training, and Be More Than a Bystander for safer, more respectful, and welcoming worksites.
- Goodbye Garbage- Goodbye Garbage™ is hiring! Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you want to grow with a new business backed with over 23 years of experience in the commercial service industry across Canada? Do you like to drive? Meet new people? Are you comfortable with physical labour? Do you have customer service experience? We are looking for team members at all levels. As a part of the Goodbye Graffiti™ Group, Goodbye Garbage will make every effort to ensure we are a representative employer of BIPOC, women, people with disabilities and those with barriers to employment at all levels of employment. We welcome all applicants. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful Business Model:
- Presidents group – Why Hiring People with Disabilities is Good for Business in the “New Normal”
- CCRW – The Business Case for Hiring Persons with Disabilities
Funding BC and National:
Inclusive Hiring Success Stories:
- Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society – Success stories of inclusive employers and their employees
Persons with disabilities/Employers
Inclusive Supports National/BC:
- Ready Willing & Able – This national pilot project seeks to help people with intellectual disabilities and those on the autism spectrum enter the labour force through employer education efforts and by providing job coaches for employees. NDMS is the territorial representative of the RWA project.
- PATH Employment Services – An organization focused on helping people with disabilities find and maintain jobs. PATH is located in Ontario, but their site has a lot of helpful resources and information for employers, employees, and anyone else who wants to know more about inclusive employment
- Neil Squire – This organization offers programs for people with disabilities to develop computer skills, build their employment skills and help re-enter or enter the workforce. They also offer services to help assist employers in making their work place a more accessible and inclusive environment. Employers can hire someone with a disability through their wage subsidy program, or discover the ergonomic and assistive technology service they provide
- CCRW – An organization that assists persons with disabilities find employment as well as helping employers hire persons with disabilities. They provide a variety of supports to break down barriers to employment.
- British Columbia Supports and Services for people with disabilities – If you have a disability and living in BC, these programs and services are available.
- EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC)– is a 12 week pre-vocational program that offers employment preparedness training for individuals ages 15-29 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who are no longer attending school and are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment. Individual goals are targeted through a series of structured learning and development activities; exposure to varying workplace settings and teams; and the application and practice of skills through peer mentor support. EWC addresses various areas of employment preparedness training, including self-development, social and communication skills, life skills and confidence building.
BC Friendship Centers Employment Programs:
- Lil’wat NationCariboo-Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre Society (CCATEC)
- Coast Salish Aboriginal Employment & Training Society (CSETS)
- Ktunaxa Nation Council
- Lil’wat Nation
- Mid Coast First Nations Training Society
- Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil Waututh (MST)
- Nisga’a Employment Skills and Training (NEST)
- North East Native Advancing Society (NENAS)
- North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society
- Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program (NETP)
- Okanagan Training and Development Council (OTDC)
- Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA)
- Sechelt First Nation
- Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
- Sto:Lo Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training (SASET)
- Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP)
- Tsawwassen First Nation
- Transition Planning Guide Secondary to Post-Secondary school– A career and education planning guide for students with disabilities transition from high school to post-secondary.
Economic Development Opportunities:
- Goodbye Garbage Franchise– Is Canada’s only specialized national commercial trash company that uses proprietary and revolutionary Trash Tracker™ program by tracing, managing, setting targets and providing detailed reports on customer net waste numbers. What was trash is upcycled, recycled, and repurposed through a carefully crafted global network. Goodbye Garbage makes every effort to ensure to be a representative employer of BIPOC, women, people with disabilities and those with barriers to employment at all levels of employment. Using in-depth experience and documented success in franchising has led to the creation of this simple, turn key business with low startup costs, a straightforward business model, and revolutionary operating systems. For more information please contact email@example.com