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Humber College - North Campus

205 Humber College Blvd.

Toronto, ON M9W 6V3


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Humber College Careers, Accessible Learning, and Community Employment Services is excited to announce the third annual Transition to Work Event - Employment Success for People with Disabilities.

Take part in our two-day event with career-focused workshops, participate in our student alumni and employer panels, network with community organizations that provide employment services for people with disabilities and sign up for mock interview practice.

This event is free for all students, recent graduates and community members living with disabilities. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

It is strongly encouraged that you attend both days.

If you have any questions about the event. Please e-mail Keith Manalo at Keith.manalo@humber.ca


Day 1 – Core Skill-building – May 1, 2019 – F311/F312

  • 8:30am - 9:00am - Registration
  • 9:00am-9:15am – Welcome
  • 9:15am-10:15am – Workshop 1: Skills Assessment
  • 10:15am-10:30am – Break
  • 10:30am-11:30am – Workshop 2: Self-Advocacy
  • 11:30am-12:15pm – Lunch
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm – Workshop 3: Disclosure
  • 1:15pm-1:30pm – Break
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Workshop 4: Accommodations- How to Speak with an Employer
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm – Wrap-up, Day 2 reminders

Day 2 – Employment Services Overview and Marketplace – May 2, 2019 – F311/F312/Atrium:30am - 9:00am - Registration

  • 8:30 am - 9:00am - Registration
  • 9:00-9:15am – Welcome
  • 9:15am-10:00am - Overview of Employment Services for People with Disabilities
  • 10:00am-10:15am – Break
  • 10:15am – 11:15am - Employer Panel Q+A
  • 11:15am – 11:30am – Break
  • 11:30am-12:15pm - Student Alumni Panel Q+A
  • 12:15pm-1:30pm – Lunch and Marketplace
  • 1:30pm-1:40pm – Reconvene and Recap
  • 1:40pm-3:30pm - Optional mock interview practice with career advisors

During our marketplace this day, you can connect with various community organizations that provide employment services for people with disabilities.


Ability Learning Network

Ability Learning Network (ALN) is an Employment Supports Service provider for ODSP recipients and people who identify with a disability. Our program helps clients who have any disability to bridge the gap from unemployment to employment. We do this by creating resumes and cover letters, preparing clients for interviews, providing job search assistance and job maintenance. We work with clients that are eager and motivated to work. We offer one-to-one job search and support that caters to our clients’ needs.

Brands for Canada

BRANDS FOR CANADA (BFC) has launched the EDGE program, a comprehensive pre-employment job training course for individuals with disabilities. Clients also receive Job Development support over a three-year period.

  • New work appropriate outfit, personal care products and complimentary haircut (value at $500)
  • Access to 10 complimentary coaching sessions from a professionally trained coach from ADLER coaching school (value at $1,000+)
  • In-class coaching and support provided by Facilitator and Professionally trained Coaches

WESP (Workplace Essential Skills Partnership) is an employment program of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW). WESP is specifically for job seekers with disabilities who also have a post-secondary education or the equivalent in work experience. For more information, contact Carolyn MacDiarmid, WESP Intake Coordinator, at 416-260-3060 ext. 232 or cmacdiarmid@ccrw.org.

Canadian Hearing Society

Career Edge

Coalition for Persons with Disabilities


Discover Ability Network is an online portal and resource centre that connects persons with disabilities to Ontario businesses through Magnet, a powerful job-matching platform that leverages diversity. By joining the Discover Ability Network, job-seekers can access all opportunities posted by employers as well as exclusive opportunities when employers are targeting positions to diversity groups. Join Discover Ability today and let employers find you! www.discoverability.network @HireAbilityNow @OntarioCofC

Humber Community Employment Services

JobStart - CapAbility Employment Program

JobStart is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1980 with three locations in Toronto.

  • We deliver dynamic career services to adults, internationally trained professionals, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities, seniors, students, women, and youth. At JobStart, we support each client in addressing the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential and entering a career in which they can excel.
  • JobStart has four programs for Persons with Disabilities:

Employment Accessibility Program
Transitions for Youth with Disabilities
Peer Employment Mentoring Program (PEM) for Persons with Disabilities

  • Services include: workshops designed for PWD’s, one on one peer support, paid work experience and on the job coaching
  • Contact: Denyse Ramjit at 416-231-2295 ext. 5735 or d.ramjit@jobstart.org

JVS Toronto

Project GOLD is a free program offered at @JVSToronto that assists adults with #learningdisabilities or #ADHD to better understand their abilities and challenges in order to achieve and retain meaningful employment. The program includes the development of a return to work action plan, followed by employment related workshops, job search support, and job coaching.


  • Specifically designed for individuals with #AutismSpectrumDisorder (#ASD) between the ages of 18 and 30, Offered by @JVSToronto, this strength-based program will lead you to employment and work environments so you can do your best work. Services include an 8-week workshop series to develop your job readiness skills, weekly one-on-one sessions, a work experience placement for up to 14 weeks, on-site job coaching and job retention workshops.

JVS TORONTO - Path 2 Work

  • Path 2 Work is an employment program for adults 18 or older with developmental or intellectual #disabilities to better understand their learning style and develop strategies to gain and keep meaningful employment. Offered by @JVSToronto, this 6-week program includes employment-preparedness workshops; resume building, employer expectations, workplace safety, effective communication skills and establishing professional boundaries. Job search support and coaching to give you the tools to build your skills and transition into employment.


March of Dimes Canada

MARCH OF DIMES CANADA offers a full range of Employment Services to help people with disabilities to develop employment plans, prepare for work, overcome any employment barriers, and return to (or enter) the workforce. March of Dimes Canada’s Employment Specialists use the most current methods to help with job exploration and placement. Our staff connects with hundreds of employers to get the latest information on job opportunities, market trends, wage ranges, and placement opportunities.

Reena offers wrap-around and holistic supports for all people with developmental disabilities and autism. Supported employment: Reena runs different “wrap around” supported employment programs with pre-employment/job readiness training, volunteer and paid placements with ongoing on-the-job job coaching for persons with developmental disabilities and autism in York region and Toronto. Reena’s job coaches also assist employers with diversity recruitment and building inclusive workplaces. Please visit www.reena.org or call Joanna Samuels, Employment Resource Supervisor at 905 889 6484 ext 2112 or jsamuels@reena.org

Rise Asset Development (self-employment - mental health)

Mental health conditions or addictions can get in the way of stable employment for many. At Rise, we break down barriers and change futures through our innovative small business services. We personalize our services to support you with a combination of training, resources, mentorship, and low-interest microloans. The result? You will improve your financial stability and make positive life changes to benefit your family and make your community stronger.


SPECIALISTERNE is an internationally recognized leader in harnessing the talents of people on the autism spectrum or with other neurodiversities by providing them with the opportunity to sustain meaningful employment. Through employer partnerships and an alternative recruitment model designed to remove barriers and set people up for success, Specialisterne Canada is working to prove the business value in hiring people who think and communicate differently and to build capacity for neurodiversity in the labour market.

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