All Disabilities


Many of the programs below are for career and employment services eligible for anyone with a disability or barrier to employment to use. 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. Many of them are funded by ODSP Employment Supports.

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.


JobStart is a part of Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN). The Ontario Job Opportunity Information Network for Persons (JOIN) is a network of 22 community agencies in Toronto. JOIN assists persons living with disabilities to find and maintain employment and assists employers to recruit qualified candidates to meet their hiring needs.  Jobstart for Students and Grads

DiscoverAbility Network

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

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.

Link Up Employment Services

Link Up Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities is a charitable, not-for-profit employment services agency with a head office in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, and a branch office in Woodbridge, Ontario. When we first opened our doors in 1992, it was in response to two great needs; a need by disabled job seekers for employment suited to their skills and abilities and an equal need by Toronto businesses for qualified, able and committed employees. Services include:

  • Extensive assessment of your employment needs – identification of any personal supports, training, job experience, job search skills, job maintenance skills that you may require.
  • Design of an Employment Action Plan, a detailed step-by-step plan to help you find competitive employment in the shortest time period possible.
  • Job development and placement – Marketing of your skill sets and qualifications to Link Up employer partners.


Workplace Essential Skills Partnership

Are you a post-secondary graduate or a professional with a disability? Are you an employer looking to recruit top talent? Let WESP help.  WESP is designed specifically to provide post-secondary graduates and experienced professionals with disabilities with a professional view of the world of work. Since 2005, the WESP program has given participants the necessary tools to be competitive in today’s job market and the confidence to become employed.

CCRW Skills Partnership Program for Post-Secondary Students

A second program aimed at adults is the Partners Program which features help with career exploration and decision making, short-term training and skills upgrading, job search strategies, disclosure and accommodation support and ongoing job maintenance and support.

CCRW Partners Program

Ability Learning Network

Ability Learning Network aims to reduce barriers to finding and maintaining employment for motivated jobseekers through skills training, job development and employment supports. Services for persons with disabilities are provided through the Ontario Disabilities Support Program.  ALN also provides training as a private vocational school specializing in the building trades.  Abilities Learning Network Trades Program

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                                                    


“Empowering Your Future - The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)” highlighting features of  the program  ODSP Video