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Employer Support Program

 

 

The Gold Centre is proud to welcome the Ready, Willing and Able program to our family of programs and services. This new program's objective to help increase employer capacity for hiring of people with Autism spectrum disorder in Quebec.

 

In Canada, we have an untapped resource in unemployed and underemployed individuals with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Experience-based evidence from organizations around the world proves that organizations can build engaged, efficient and high-functioning teams through inclusive hiring.

 

One of the primary goals of Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is to increase the employment rate of people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by engaging employers and helping them understand the value of hiring people with disabilities. RWA recognizes that there are several conditions or key elements that need to be in place in order for an inclusive and effective labour market to develop and be sustained.

 

Ready, Willing and Able also recognizes that there are several conditions or key elements that need to be in place in order for an inclusive and effective labour market to develop and be sustained. These key elements, if available at the employer, individual and systems levels, together will result in the increased employment of people with intellectual disabilities and ASD. RWA is undertaking efforts in each of these key elements to ensure that employers gain appropriate access to this much under-utilized talent pool.

 

These key elements include:

  • Employer Capacity and Confidence
  • Employer-to-Employer Networks
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • Inclusive Post-secondary Education
  • Service System Modernization
  • Youth Transitions to Employment


Martine Kurtzweg, PPCC

Regional Autism Coordinator
Ready, Willing & Able

mkurtzweg@goldlearningcentre.com
514-345-8330 ext 123