Employment is a vitally important subject among today’s disability community of Canada. More than ever, Canadians with disabilities are needing to find good jobs that supply the extra money they need in this sagging economy. Even more, people with disabilities (just like all people) need to feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose that comes from a career or even a part time job.
Many people who have disabilities would like to be employed.
Did you know that a lot of Canadians with disabilities are seeking employment? Others are searching for jobs that would be accessible to them and their unique needs. These individuals see the value in employment and need the extra income it provides. While there has been a slight increase in employment rates among individuals with disabilities in the past few years, some people are still unable to find work.
Employment of those with disabilities could help end the poverty-disability cycle.
Did you know that poverty can cause disability? Likewise, disability can cause poverty. Why? Because if a person doesn’t have adequate employment, its very likely he or she will also not have adequate income. Low incomes often do not make room for disability-related expenses; this only fosters greater disability. How can this cycle end?
One of the ways the poverty-disability cycle can end is by individuals with disabilities securing accessible employment. This will help ensure that these people have enough money for all their needs. This is just one of the reasons it is important for there to be plenty of employment opportunities for Canada’s disability community members.
Read more about the poverty-disability cycle at http://www.disabilityliving.ca/disability-canada-poverty-causes-disability/.
What does employment in the disability community of Canada look like right now? That is one of the questions Disability Living will be answering this week.
Disability Living will also be tackling subjects such as ideal jobs for people with certain disabilities, government funding for Canadians with disabilities wishing to return to work, discrimination in the workplace, and more. We will also feature success stories of Canadians with disabilities who have made a successful career despite limitations.
Are you a Canadian with a disability who is looking for work? Are you just wanting more information about the relationship between disability and employment?
If so, this week’s blog posts will be extremely helpful to you. Be sure and follow Disability Living’s posts about disability and employment to stay up-to-date on this crucial topic.
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Let’s Talk About It
Do you feel that Canadians with disabilities have adequate employment opportunities?
Do you think all the Canadians with disabilities who want employment are employed? Why do you think this is?