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Federal Government Supports Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities


The Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Carla Qualtrough, highlighted additional support under the Opportunities Fund that will help improve employment outcomes for persons with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Budget 2019 proposes $12 million over three years, starting in 2019-20, for the Canadian Association for Community Living, in partnership with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance, to support the Ready, Willing and Able program, a national employment initiative that engages employers to increase the labour force participation of persons with intellectual disabilities and ASD.