Did you know that the Government of Canada offers programs that can help someone with a disability attain employment? It’s true — the Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program and the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities were designed to cause individuals with disabilities to find fulfilling careers. Have you heard of these programs?
The Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program
The Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program (DVRP) exists to help those who receive Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits (CPP) return to work. (Read more about the Canada Pension Plan at http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/cpp/disability/disabilitypension.shtml).
What are the benefits of the DVRP?
There are many good reasons to want to be a part of the Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program. People who are in the program receive guidance about returning to work and meeting their goals, learn skills that are vital to finding an ideal job, obtain teaching on “job search skills,” and more. All of these benefits combined can help people in the DVRP find the jobs they desire.
Are you a recipient of Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? Do you want to return to work?
If so, learn more about the Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program by calling 1-800-277-9914 (TTY: 1-800-255-4786).
The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities was designed to help organizations develop “activities” that individuals with disabilities can take part in. This fund was also created to “help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment or self-employment.” How? By providing funding for national, regional, or local projects.
The funding supplied by the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities assists organizations in developing “accessible activities” for people with disabilities. Are you interested in your organization developing more disability-accessible activities? Are you simply wanting to learn more about the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities? If so, visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/of/index.shtml.
Are you a Canadian with a disability? Are you hoping to become employed soon?
If so, check out the Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program and the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. These programs may be able to supply you with the resources you need to find (and keep) a great job.
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Have you lost work due to a disability? Would you like to become employed again?
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