Ontario Commits $6.5 Million to Support Job-Seekers with Disabilities

Two young people in a manufacturing setting. Caption: Ontario Commits $6.5 Million to Support Job-Seekers with Disabilities

Ontario is taking action to support job seekers with disabilities. On May 29, the Hon. Monte McNaughton (Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development) announced a $6.5 million investment in job training programs to support people with disabilities. This funding will be distributed to five non-profits across the province, for programs specifically geared towards people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

As an organization with a vision for an inclusive profession, OSPE celebrates this announcement. In our recent provincial pre-budget submission, we urged the government to fund neurodivergent-focused programming and partner with organizations providing equitable job training services. We will continue to advocate for inclusive investments that empower all Ontarians, and we look forward to working with the Ontario government to build an inclusive province.

Read the province’s full statement.

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