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Finding Funding to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities
If a company or organization doesn’t already have a fund set up to accommodate employees they may want to hire who require accommodations due to disability, and they don’t have the necessary funding available, federal and provincial governments are ready to step in and help. Here is a list of links to information on federal and provincial funds designed to help prepare individuals with disabilities for the workforce, train employees with disabilities for various jobs and industries, and provide employers with the funding necessary to make workplace accommodations for employees.
Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities
Disability-Related Employment Support
Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
Manitoba doesn’t seem to have specific funding for employee accommodations. However, section 144 of the provincial manual for the Family Services and Housing Department outlines funding availability and requirements for education and vocational training for persons with disabilities.
Ontario Disability Support Program
ODSP Employment Supports
Training and Employment Support Services
Diversity Accommodation Fund
Prince Edward Island
PEI Disability Support Program
Independent Living Resource Centre
While this organization doesn’t have a central fund for employers to accomodate employees with disabilities, it does provide a list of organizations for various disabilities which may have their own funding sources.
The following website contains a list of disability resources, though nothing specific on funding for accommodating employees with disabilities.
While there is no specific fund set up for persons with disabilities, the website for the Northwest Territories branch of the Active Living Alliance may be able to provide further information on resources.