The BC Centre for Ability is an organization that truly stands out from the rest. It is committed to helping Canadians with disabilities live the best possible lives. The BC Centre for Ability understands that having a fulfilling career (if at all possible) is an important aspect of a good life. That’s why the centre offers programs and services specifically aimed at improving the career health of Canadians with disabilities.
In a prior post (http://www.disabilityliving.ca/disability-canada-canadian-organization-helps-people-disabilities-prepare-employment/) we discussed the BC Centre for Ability’s Opportunities Fund Program. In this post we will highlight another great resource of this amazing organization: The Employment Centre for Persons with Disabilities (ERCPD).
What is the Employment Centre for Persons with Disabilities?
As stated above, the ERCPD is a resource of the BC Centre for Ability. The Employment Centre for Persons with Disabilities’ goal is to help people with disabilities find work or career-related training.
The Employment Centre for Persons with Disabilities provides numerous services that benefit people with disabilities in the area of employment. Some of the ERCPD’s employment services include:
- Career Planning
- Case management
- “Referrals to community partner programs”
- Job Development/Search
- Medical Assessment Assistance
- Vocational Assessment Assistance
- Social Work Services Access
- “Assistance with training fund applications”
- Enhancement of career-related skills
As you can see, the Employment Centre for Persons with Disabilities is serious about providing excellent services and resources for Canadians with restrictions. Would any of these services be of help to you?
Who Funds the services of the Employment Centre for persons with disabilities?
Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement primarily funds the BC Centre for Ability’s program.
Who can receive help from the BC Centre for Ability’s Employment Centre?
The Employment Centre for Persons with Disabilities serves individuals who are…
– Age 16 or over
– Unemployed OR underemployed (working 20 hours or less per week)
– Permanently disabled or are dealing with a health condition that is chronic
Do you meet these requirements? Would you be interested in learning more about the Centre’s services? If so, call 604-580-6962.
Are you disabled? Are you hoping to find work?
If you have a disability and are searching for a new job, the BC Centre for Ability’s Employment Centre for Persons with Disabilities may be just the thing you’ve been hoping for. Don’t hesitate to contact the BC Centre for Ability today!
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