Employers and Business

Neil Squire Society

Suite 220, 2250 Boundary Road
Burnaby, BC V5M 3Z3
Telephone: 604.473.9363
Fax: 604.473.9364
Toll Free 1.877.673.4636

Email: info@neilsquire.ca
Website: www.neilsquire.ca

The Neil Squire Society is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over thirty years empowered Canadians with disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development and various employment programs. Through our work, we help our clients remove barriers so that they can live independent lives and become active members of the workplace and our society. Specializing in education and workplace empowerment, the Society has served over 30,000 people since 1984.
Our programs:
Working Together is a unique, comprehensive and participant centered program, designed to develop the skills required to help individuals achieve their employment goals.
Computer Comfort offers one-on-one computer tutoring at no cost in a supportive, client-centered environment; a refurbished donated computer for the home, if needed; and ongoing technical support.
Distance Computer Comfort is our Computer Comfort Program available online anywhere in Canada. Tailoring to individuals with disabilities all across Canada, it allows for a flexible learning schedule without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Technology@Work is designed to support people with workplace barriers in British Columbia who require Assistive Technology for employment or volunteer activities.
Solutions provides ergonomic and assistive technology assessments for home, school, or the office for individuals with physical and other disabilities.
Solutions for Employment provides specialized case managed services for people with disabilities and injuries. Our range of services support job seekers to find and maintain employment and improve employment readiness.


Accessible Employment BC (employment datatbase)

Website: http://sci-bc-jobs.ca/

Accessible Employment BC is free employment database for all users. As an employer you will be able to submit, relist, view and remove your job listings. As a job seeker, you are able to post your resume for potential employers to view, and set up alerts to be notified when positions in your interest areas become available. Database is run by Spinal Cord Injury BC.


Assistive Technology BC

#108 – 1750 W. 75th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6P 6G2

Phone: (604) 264-8295
Fax/TTY: (604) 263-2267
Email: info@at-bc.ca
Website: www.at-bc.ca

Assistive Technology BC (ATBC) provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia.

In collaboration with persons with disabilities, post-secondary institutions, employers, community organizations, and our funding partners, ATBC offers a wide range of individualized, centrally coordinated technology services including assessments, assistive equipment, training, and consultation to enable persons with disabilities to achieve their educational and employment goals.



Transition & Employment Program, North Shore Disability Resource Centre

3158 Mountain Hwy,
North Vancouver, V7K 2H5
Phone: 604-985-5371
Transition & Employment Facilitator (Glenda): 604-904-4075
email: g.kopperson@nsdrc.org
Website: www.nsdrc.org

The Transition & Employment program assists young people with disabilities, aged 15+ and their families to navigate the transition from child to adult services, and supports toward employment.
How we can help…
•Assist youth with disabilities to transition into the government services system
•Develop a transition plan for your future
•Provide information regarding transition and employment
•Facilitate workshops and information sessions
•Link you to services and resources in the community
•Attend school transition IEP meetings by request
•Job Club and employment workshops for job seekers
•Job development supports
•Individual appointments are available

We can also assist employers!


Abilities in Mind

2805 Kingsway,
Vancouver BC, Canada V5R 5H9

Email: mark.gruenheid@bc-cfa.org
Website: www.abilitiesinmind.ca

The goal of AIM is to reframe disability and focus on the ability of all individuals. We strive to facilitate a perceptual shift allowing employers to see the value in attracting, hiring, retaining and promoting individuals with disabilities.

AIM is creating a sustainable learning and development framework to meet the needs of the business community. We have partnered with leaders in the business community, dynamic service providers and most importantly numerous individuals with disabilities to provide knowledge to employers.

The AIM concept was created in response to a need from employers in Metro Vancouver to obtain support and enhance organizational capacity to include persons with disabilities in the workplace. It is a program of the BC Centre for Ability, an organization that has been providing services to persons with disabilities for over 40 years.

The AIM Advantage
•Learning to spot ability in every job applicant
•Accessing an untapped talent pool
•Expanding your customer base through disability competence
•Developing an inclusive workplace free of barriers
•Increasing efficiency and effectiveness of your workforce
•Boosting business profile by fostering an inclusive corporate culture
•Partnering with a committed group of business leaders

•Consultation on the best inclusive hiring practices
•Innovative and Flexible Employee Learning and Development Options
•Centralized Access to Comprehensive Resources on Disability
•Collective Learning & Information Sharing Opportunities
•Affiliation with a Community of Best Practice


CASE: Canadian Association for Supported Employment

Canadian Association for Supported Employment
c/o AiMHi Prince George Association for Community Living
950 Kerry Street
Prince George, BC
V2M 5A3

Email: info@supportedemployment.ca
Website: www.supportedemployment.ca

The Canadian Association for Supported Employment is a national association of community-based service providers and stakeholders who are active and invested in Employment for Persons with disabilities. This association strives to promote full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes. Through such workforce participation, CASE also promotes social inclusion for Canadians with disabilities. Check out Best Practices in Supported Employment: www.employmentforall.ca/

• On-line tools and resources for professionals in the field • Development and Publication of Best Practices


Douglas College

700 Royal Ave,  New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5

Phone:604 527 5591
Email: ase@douglascollege.ca
Website: www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/faculties/child-family-community-studies/adult-special-education

Douglas College offers Adult Special Education (ASE) programs to people with disabilities or barriers to education and employment. Programs help students identify career paths, develop work skills, or move on to additional education or employment.

Graduates of our programs have obtained employment in a wide range of fields including: retail and wholesale, distribution and warehousing, assembly, food services, customer service, hospitality and tourism.
Career Preparation
These three programs help students explore what type of work they may do in the future:
Career and Employment Preparation (CAEP)
Consumer and Job Preparation (CJP)
Transitions Program
Skills Training
These four programs train students in skills specific to one of the following areas:
Basic Occupational Education (BOE)
Customer Service and Cashier Training (CSCT)
Light Warehouse Training
604-527-JOBS (5627)
For more information, contact us by phone at 604 527 5591 or by e-mail at ase@douglascollege.ca


Human Rights Information for Employers

The Human Rights Code protects British Columbians from discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, and services and facilities customarily available to the public. Protection from Discrimination gives a brief description of the coverage provided by the Human Rights Code.

Human Rights in BC- Information:


Ministry for Social Development and Social Innovation

PO BOX 9058
V8W 9E2
Telephone: 250 356-7750
Vancouver inquiries: 604-660-2421
Fax: 250 356-7292
Employment Program of BC (WORK BC):
The Employment Program of BC launched on April 2, 2012. The Program integrated ten separate employment programs funded by the federal government under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act, and the provincial government.
The purpose of the program is to support unemployed British Columbians in achieving sustainable employment as quickly as possible through an integrated system of employment services and supports.
Services and supports are delivered by community based employment service providers at WorkBC Employment Services Centres through 73 contracts administered in communities across B.C.


Work BC

310-260 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 988-3766, Fax: (604) 988-7153
Email: escnorthshore@ywcavan.org
Website: www.ywcajobseeker.org

Looking for the right talent? WorkBC provides B.C. employers with a comprehensive website that includes information to help support and grow their business, as well as access to a job board that helps employers find quality talent through free job postings. Learn more about how WorkBC can support you as an employer in successfully navigating B.C.’s labour market. – See more at: http://www.workbc.ca/Employers.aspx#sthash.q6Tj8mQM.dpuf


North Shore Connections

1070 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1M3
Tel: 604.984.9321 Fax: 604.984.9882
Email: info@nsconnexions.org
Web: www.nsconnexions.org

Services we provide for you as an employer:
Our employment services support both the job-seeker and you, the employer to develop a win-win situation. Our services are at no cost to you or our clients. The types of positions that we can negotiate are entry level, usually part time, either pre-existing or created for a specific purpose according to your business needs.

On site job coaching is provided to supplement the training you give to your new employee. We ensure that the new employee is comfortably assimilated into your workplace culture. We can also educate existing employees on how to better work and communicate with their new team member. Follow up support (on and off site) is provided to both the new employee and you, the employer. Once the new team is working well together we gradually fade out support altogether. After that, if there are any questions that come up at a later date you are very welcome to give us a call and we can become involved again.

This service creates a positive scenario that enables you to diversify your workforce successfully and get the employees you need!

For more information, please contact Raman Manhas, Program Manager at 604.984.9321 or ramanm@nsconnexions.org.


Partners for Workplace Inclusion

302-1160 Douglas Rd
Burnaby, BC V5C 4Z6

Developed by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) and funded by the Government of Canada, Opportunities Fund. PWIP enhances the employability skills of persons with disabilities. CCRW is committed to providing and promoting meaningful and equitable employment for Canadians with disabilities.

• Reducing barriers in the workplace by engaging employers in a successful, recognized best practices model program.
• Acting as a resource to assist stakeholder groups in creating an inclusive workplace.



307- 3680 East Hastings
Vancouver, BC V5K 2A9
Phone • 604.291.1902
Fax • 604.291.2391

Working in partnership with the community to develop and promote a vibrant and diverse workforce
We assist individuals with developmental disabilities to prepare for, secure and maintain competitive employment.
We offer employers:
• pre-screened and qualified candidates
• on-site job training
• assistance with building a natural support system at work
• regular follow-ups
• additional training and support as required.


Service Canada

100-221 W Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC
1 800 622-6232

Employers and Organizations
o Funding Programs
o Hiring Foreign Workers
o Labour Market Information
o Record of Employment


Spinal Cord Injury BC

780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6P 5Y7
Tel: (604) 324-3611
Fax: (604) 326-1229
Toll-Free: 1-877-324-3611

Accessible Employment BC is brought to you by Spinal Cord Injury BC and is intended to facilitate a link between job providers reaching out to the untapped workforce of people with disabilities and job seekers with disabilities looking for these employment opportunities.
Accessible Employment BC provides employers the opportunity to target their job openings directly to people with disabilities and provides access to information resources relevant to employers, such as “Duty to Accommodate” and “Myths and Facts about Hiring and Working with people with Disabilities”.


Back in Motion

Richmond 110 – 6651 Elmbridge Way
Richmond, BC Canada V7C 5C2
Avia Employment Services:
T: 778.732.0290
F: 604.273.1177
Back in Motion’s Employment Services addresses both sides of employment-related challenges: the client searching for meaningful and sustainable employment; and the labour shortage experienced by BC employers. We currently offer Employment Services to clients and employers through 3 programs in 10 communities in the Lower Mainland.


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