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EMPLOYABILITIES. MISSION STATEMENT – To promote and enhance employment & learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities HEAD OFFICE LOCATED IN EDMONTON. Serving the communities of Cold Lake, Bonnyville , Lac La Biche , St. Paul, Vegreville , and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Employabilities
EMPLOYABILITIES

  • MISSION STATEMENT – To promote and enhance employment & learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities

  • HEAD OFFICE LOCATED IN EDMONTON. Serving the communities of Cold Lake, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Vegreville, and Fort Saskatchewan.


Employabilities provides services to
EMPLOYABILITIES PROVIDES SERVICES TO:

  • Individuals with disabilities, medical conditions and barriers to employment

  • Employers

  • Community


Funding sources
FUNDING SOURCES

  • Federal Government

  • Provincial Government

  • Municipal Government

  • Fundraising

    • Donations

    • Variety of activities


Disability definition
DISABILITY DEFINITION

  • A disability is any diagnosed or undiagnosed:

  • physical,

  • learning or

  • mental health condition

  • that significantly affects daily activities or productivity in employment or training.


Types of disabilities

Arthritis

Hearing Impairments

Cerebral Palsy

Hepatitis C / HIV

Spinal Cord Injuries

Developmental Disabilities

Mental Illness

Back Injuries/Strains

Stuttering

Aspergers/Autism

Medical Conditions

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Diabetes

Fibromyalgia

Learning Disabilities

Blindness

Multiple Sclerosis

And many others

TYPES OF DISABILITIES


What we do how we do it
WHAT WE DO & HOW WE DO IT

We help individuals:

  • Find jobs

  • Identify specific employment goals

  • Explore skills training opportunities

  • Identify job leads

  • Find employers looking to hire

  • Provision of support through the interview process

  • Follow up supports


Eligibility
Eligibility:

  • All Albertans, including Aboriginals, persons from other cultures, etc

    with a disability, medical condition and/or barrier to employment, including those on:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)

  • Income Support (IS)

  • AISH

  • PDD


Employabilities career and employment centre
EMPLOYABILITIES CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT CENTRE

  • Innovative one stop information center

  • Features warm, friendly environment with adaptive equipment, labour market information and job search materials

  • Employment Coaches available for 1-1 meetings

  • Prepare for work and help find employment

  • Services available at no cost


Entry level employability skills training
ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING

24 week Tuition Based program consisting of:

  • Essential Skills training

  • Basic Computer Training

  • Job Shadow/Work Experience opportunities

  • Assistance with job placement

  • Full days, Monday – Thursday


For Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Must be PDD funded

  • Individualized pre-employment preparation

  • Skills training enhancement

  • Introduction to computers/e-mail, Internet

  • Assisted employment placement

  • Job coaching/on the job support

STEP UP


Completion Bonus Must be PDD funded

$ 500.00

  • Access to Success – (For Youth 15 – 30 years)

  • 14 weeks of classroom instruction

    • 6 weeks of work exposure

    • Life Skills

    • Employability Skills

    • Job Search Skills

    • Computer Skills

    • WHMIS/First Aid

    • Customer Service Skills

Special Features

Physical Activity

Plus Nutrition

& Wellness


Services to employers
SERVICES TO EMPLOYERS Must be PDD funded

  • Basic Human Resource Supports

  • Develop successful strategies to employ individuals with disabilities

  • Access to a pool of people from an untapped source

  • Provide training and resources on disability topics


Northeast career employment program
NorthEast Career Must be PDD funded& Employment Program

  • Serving Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Lac La Biche, Fort Saskatchewan and Vegreville.

  • Eligible Clients:

    • EI, Income Support, PDD, AISH or Other Albertan

  • Client Services :

    • Essential Skills training, On the Job Training & Employment Supports

  • Outreach workers in partnership with Alberta Works


Cold lake bonnyville employment services
Cold Lake/ Must be PDD fundedBonnyvilleEmployment Services

  • Unemployed or marginally employed individuals

  • Services include Job Placement, Essential Skills training, and Workplace Training

  • Outreach workers in partnership with Alberta Works


Work ink alberta
Work Must be PDD fundedink Alberta

  • A virtual employment resource centre, http://ab.workink.com web site for persons with disabilities, entrepreneurs, Aboriginals, employers and career practitioners

  • In partnership with CCRW


Employment retention enhancement services
Employment & Retention Enhancement Services Must be PDD funded

Services offered to employers and government departments include:

  • Employment based task assessments

  • Worksite Job coaching

  • Specialized learning supports

  • Recommendations for effective Accommodations


Resources available
Resources available Must be PDD funded

  • DVD’S & publications – Disability Handbook, Employer Handbook, Workplace Strategies, Train the Trainer

  • Website: www.employabilities.ab.ca

  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

  • “Hired”

    Web Browser


Challenges
CHALLENGES Must be PDD funded

  • Funding & Disbursement

  • Restrictive Client Eligibility Criteria

  • Dispelling myths re: hiring of PWD

  • Perception employers have of PWD abilities & employer expectations


Challenges1
CHALLENGES Must be PDD funded

  • Building relationships

    with employers

  • High demand for

    technical skills

  • Finding the right match between

    employer and client


Innovative employer engagement
INNOVATIVE EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT Must be PDD funded

  • Work Skills Training

  • Employers Panels and Presentations

  • Collaboration with

  • Chambers of Commerce

  • Businesses

  • Employer Awards

  • Awareness

    Campaigns


Innovative engagement of persons with disabilities
INNOVATIVE ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Must be PDD funded

  • Therapy Dog

  • Engaging and Interactive Activities

  • Technologies

    & Computers

  • Social Media


Employment resources for individuals with disabilities www employabilities ab ca

Employment Resources for Individuals with Disabilities Must be PDD funded

www.employabilities.ab.ca


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