Opportunities Fund

Opportunities Fund

OPPORTUNITIES FUND FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Career Services is the local service provider for Service Canada’s Opportunities Fund. Fund are available to enhance the employability of people with disabilities. The Fund is highly individualized, funding is allocated on a case by case basis.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The individual must:

be legally able to work in Canada
be 18+ years of age
have a disability
be ineligible for Employment Insurance

(not on EI/ not received EI in the last 3-5 years)

FUNDS

Funds are limited and allocated based on labour market information and the needs of

the individual.

Funding …

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Creating a Job that Makes Business Sense

Creating a Job that Makes Business Sense

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KEYS Inclusion Makes Cent$ Video Series: Quesada

Employment Developer at Career Services of Brockville, Wendy Galloway, helped franchise owner of Quesada Burritos & Tacos, Swapan Randhawa, create a ‘carved’ position for Taylor Reid, a job seeker with a disability. Greater operational efficiency was just one result. … This video is part of a series launched at the …

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Are you Looking for WORK? Opportunities Fund & Career Services can Help!

Are you Looking for WORK?  Opportunities Fund & Career Services can Help!

If you have a disABILITY and meet the program eligibility criteria, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities may have funds that could assist you in enhancing your employ ability and your job search.

What are the basic eligibility criteria to apply? You must:

be legally able to work in Canada
18+ years of age
have a disability
ineligible for Employment Insurance (not on EI or have been in receipt in the last 5 years)

How can Opportunities Fund help eligible applicants?

Every case is different.  Decisions are based on the person, …

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We remember fondly our Board Member Valerie Kines

We remember fondly our Board Member Valerie Kines

Our community and specifically Career Services lost a dedicated board member in 2017.  Valerie Kines served as a board member for 9 years and to say she was a passionate, dynamic individual would be an understatement. Valerie brought so much energy to our team that it was hard to not to feel this when she was in the room.  She believed in our services, the individuals we work for, and was beyond supportive to our entire staff. If a hand was needed, Valerie was there.  …

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Engage Talent & Expand Your Market

This video was created by ODEN (Ontario Disability Employment Network) to illustrate many of the facts as to why hiring people with disabilities makes sense to your business. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Job Developer Ryan Gilligan ryangilligan@careerservices.ca or call us at 613-342-5775 to let us tell you the many benefits your business can gain!

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TVO Discussion on Supported Employment

TVO Discussion on Supported Employment

An interesting round table discussion on the transition from sheltered workshops to supported employment that really gives the full picture of the issue from all angles. Definitely worth the watch!

http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/supported-employment?platform=hootsuite

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An Employers Perspective: Hiring People with Disabilities makes Business sense

An Employers Perspective: Hiring People with Disabilities makes Business sense

A unique partnership was formed with On-route Centre’s and Career Services. Unique because the employer sought our services in attracting employees. The reasons are easy to see. Pre-screening,retention,productivity, morale are good enough reasons, but in the end reduction in training costs and the time and energy to continue to replace positions are advantages that every business can see. Learn more about this unique partnership in our article on the Recorder & Times and if you’re interested in learning how your business can benefit contact Ryan …

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Employer Awareness Package

Employer Awareness Package

As part of our RecruitABLE Training sessions, Career Services created this package that outlines to employers the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Tapping into a Diversified Talent: An Employers Guide for Hiring Qualified Workers with Disabilities outlines the business case for hiring people with disabilities and why the investment in an untapped labour pool can and will reap benefits for your business. As well it breaks down some myths that exist and gives you a better understanding of what a barrier is, what …

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MCSS: Spotlight on Transformation

MCSS: Spotlight on Transformation

In the latest issue of Spotlight on Transformation some of the successes in direct funding are outlined. An interesting article in regards to single integrated transitions plans for students in high school and how a consistent model with hopefully achieve positive and consistent results for students as they transition to adulthood. For more information or previous Spotlight issues please go to the link below.

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/publications/spotlight.aspx

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The Super Students of the Summerwork$ Program

Check out the trailer we made for the program….we had a lot of fun this summer so we thought we would do the same in making a video!

What a fabulous summer we had with our 8 students who participated in the Summerwork$ program. Students gained valuable skills, experience, resume development and the students continued to tell me the biggest positive…to MAKE MONEY!

A summary of the program:
Students with intellectual disabilities from participating high schools were given the opportunity to apply to the program that mirrored a …

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