Disabilities refers to people living with visible and invisible challenges that make it more difficult to do certain activities. Examples of visible disabilities includes being in a wheelchair, needing a walker, or having poor vision. Examples of invisible disabilities includes mental health conditions, diabetes or high blood pressure, or living with chronic pain.
A barrier to employment is anything that gets in the way of getting or keeping a job. Examples include not having access to childcare, lacking the proper safety equipment for work, or not having transportation to the job site. According to Statistics Canada, at least one in seven workers in Alberta have a disability or barrier to employment. We’ve helped hundreds of people get jobs and thrive in the workplace. You can too.