People with Disabilities
In Ottawa only 43% of people with disabilities participate in the labour market compared to 70% of the general population.
By providing people with disabilities with employment opportunities, you also give them a pathway out of poverty.
Our community goal:
Help create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
How we're getting there:
Working with 28 stakeholders signed on to the Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) Ottawa Initiative — bridging the gap between employers and service providers — creating more job opportunities for people with disabilities.
- 1,116 people with disabilities received the help and skills they needed to find employment through front-line programs offering training, work or volunteer placements, career development and mentoring.
- 75% of people with a severe mental illness who participated in a rural employment skills program found a job and increased their financial independence.
Learn more about how we're helping People with Disabilities
|Download our People with Disabilities fact sheet (PDF, 316 KB)|