The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) brings together employers and service providers with the goal of increasing meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Who are service providers?
Service providers who are members of EARN are organizations committed to increasing meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities and promoting inclusive and accessible workplaces. These organizations provide a range of employment services to persons with disabilities. Many service providers serve job seekers with all types of disabilities while others focus on one disability. Visit each organization’s website to find out more about services and eligibility criteria.
What supports do service providers give to job seekers?
Service providers offer a range of employment supports and resources aimed at reducing barriers to employment for job seekers with disabilities. These services may include but are not limited to the following: intake and evaluation; setting career goals; resume and cover letter writing; job search strategies and resources; internet access; determining accommodation needs; ergonomic and adaptive technology assessments; job search workshops; practice interviews; job development services; disability disclosure plans; job coaching; and retention services.
What supports do they provide to employers?
The EARN network works with service provider partners to offer employers a coordinated point of access to a talent pool of qualified job seekers with disabilities. Service providers offer expertise to employers on recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. They also have comprehensive knowledge of accommodations, on-boarding and best practices on inclusive workplaces.
If you are an employer looking to hire and to make your workplace more inclusive, EARN and our Service Provider partners are here to help. Please consult the directory below for a list of our Service Provider partners.