Abilities Connect Fund: Sponsored by the provincial government and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, this one-year pilot project announced in June 2015 provides financial assistance to employers to create experiential learning employment opportunities for post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities through placements (work terms) ranging from four months to one year. The Fund also helps to remove financial barriers associated with accommodating employees with disabilities in the workplace. Click here to learn more about the Abilities Connect Fund.
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities: this federal funding program helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Companies interested in hiring persons with disabilities under this fund must be incorporated in Canada and can either be for-profit, not-for-profit, a public health & educational institution, a municipality, or a governmental department. Funding is available up to three years towards wage subsidies, work experience development, and financial support to incorporate new services and technology that help integrate the new hire into the workplace. Click here for more information on the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.