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Building inclusion into economic recovery: Supporting employment during COVID-19

The Employment Recovery Project is an initiative aimed at improving workplace inclusion for persons with an intellectual disability or autism through addressing critical hiring and support needs that have emerged in response to COVID-19. 

From coast to coast, the Employment Recovery Project team is working together to launch the project’s 4 core pillars. 

The Inclusive Workplace

Development of The Inclusive Workplace, an online resource and training platform that provides solution-focused, innovative and practical strategies for creating inclusive workplaces and access to jobs in the face of COVID-19.

Project Relay

Development and implementation of a virtual tele-mentoring program aimed at building employment agency capacity and driving innovative approaches to supporting job seekers and employees on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability during COVID-19. 

  • Canucks Autism Network
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services
  • Giant Steps
  • New Brunswick Association for Community Living
  • Autism Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living

Project Fast Track

Accelerating workforce entry for persons with an intellectual disability or autism through place-based/virtual training in growth industries.

  • Canucks Autism Network
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services
  • Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living 

Driving Local Innovation through Community Project Funds

Allowing communities across the country to undertake innovative projects that address unique and focused needs of job seekers and employees on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability and local employers in the context of COVID-19.