The pandemic is having a negative impact on employment for everyone, including people with disabilities. In a survey conducted by Statistics Canada, findings showed that over one-third of participants with long-term conditions or disabilities report experiencing a temporary or permanent job loss or reduced hours during the pandemic. You can read more about that survey and its findings here: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/200827/dq200827c-eng.htm
Working it Out
Accessible Media put out a video on the subject. This video takes a look at how Covid-19 has impacted people with disabilities when it comes to employment.
Virtual job skills training
EmployAbilities recognizes the challenges of finding a job during the pandemic. We have moved our job search and job skills training programs to an online virtual format. People with disabilities and barriers to employment can get the training and skills they need to find and retain meaningful employment, even during the pandemic. We offer programs in Edmonton and throughout the province of Alberta. Learn more about our programs.