News release

Helping Businesses Find Skilled Talent [Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure]

Abilities Connect Fund to Fill Labour Gaps, Boost Competitiveness

Ontario is building on its efforts to make the province accessible by 2025 through an investment of $1.8 million in the new Abilities Connect Fund.

The Fund will focus on three key areas:

  • Employment opportunities: Offering college/university students and recent graduates with disabilities with opportunities to gain valuable work experience through training and job placements that range from four months to one year.
  • Workplace accommodation: Providing eligible employers with a maximum of $3,000 to help accommodate new or current employees with a disability.
  • Champions Network: A new forum to help businesses share best practices and information about hiring and accommodating people with disabilities.

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