Employer Support Program
On August 31, 2018, Ready, Willing and Able’s 3-year pilot term ended. Due to recent changes in project funding, beginning September 1, 2018, RWA will undergo some important operational changes across the country. Going forward, RWA is most pleased to remain active in Quebec, dedicated to engaging businesses to hire individuals with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder and partnering with local community agencies to provide needed on the job supports to individuals who obtain employment through RWA. However, as of September 1, 2018, in Quebec, RWA will be solely delivered by AQIS. While no longer an active delivery partner Gold Centre will continue to collaborate with AQIS and ensure that job seekers with ASD have equitable access to RWA employment opportunities.
Gold Centre wishes to thank all the excellent community partners who have worked with RWA over the last 3 years and wish them the very best in their continued partnership with AQIS and RWA. Together with our 200+ national employment agency partners, we have helped realize over 2100 new employment opportunities since September 2014!
Please be aware that RWA currently has a proposal submitted to the Federal Government (as a component of the 2019-20 Federal budget) that, if funded, would see the program once again fully active in all our national communities. We are hopeful that this proposal will garner positive federal support and will keep you apprised of any future changes to potential project funding via the RWA website (www.readywillingandable.ca). Gold Centre remains committed to advancing inclusion in the workplace and we hope to work with you again in the future!