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.
By 2015, increase the labour market participation rate for people with disabilities to 51%.