Many of the programs below are offer services for anyone with a disability or barrier to employment. You may want to use some of these programs in conjunction with UTM Career Centre Services if you are looking for work as a new graduate. There are many such organizations in the GTA, these are just a few.
There are also services focused on specific types of disabilities in subsequent pages. A more comprehensive directory of all services for people with disabilities in Ontario can be found at this Ontario 211 link.
Here is an article that has many great tips on finding working if you have a disability.
JobStart assists persons living with disabilities to find and maintain employment and assists employers to recruit qualified candidates to meet their hiring needs. JobStart has the Employment Accessibility For Students Program and the Capability program which are directed towards students and graduates with disabilities.
The DiscoverAbility online platform matches job seekers with disabilities with employers looking for skilled candidates. The aim is for employers to outreach to this demographic and find, hire and retain talented candidates who happen to have a disability.
Ontario JOIN is one of Canada's leading organizations specializing in the recruitment of persons with disabilities and disability in the workplace. They work with job seekers with disabilities and assist employers in making their workplaces more accessible.
Partners Program of the CCRW
Partners Program features a variety of programs to help with clients prepare for work and be matched with employers eager to hire for their skills and talents.
Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports
A provincially funded one-on-one employment supports service for persons with disabilities providing help to get ready for work and find a job or start up a business. Choose a service provider in your local area and get supports to get working. ODSP Employment Supports Program
Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities: A Complete Career Planning and Job Search Guide, 3rd Ed. Daniel J. Ryan, 2011, JIST Works https://www.amazon.ca/Job-Search-Handbook-People-Disabilities/dp/159357813X
updated August 27, 2022