News Release: New job opportunities for people with disabilities
October 01, 2018 Media inquiries
The Alberta government is investing in new jobs and expanded training and supports as part of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM).
Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir celebrates DEAM at the launch event on the Alberta Legislature grounds.
New funding from the province will help create more jobs for Albertans with disabilities, and give them better access to the training and supports they need to succeed in the workforce.
“The hard work of Albertans with disabilities helps build our province every day. Everyone deserves the best chance to train for and find work, and then succeed when they get there. Our government is proud to celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month and create new opportunities for inclusive employment.”
Irfan Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services
Celebrating DEAM is part of the government’s ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive province. This month recognizes the many contributions people with disabilities make to the workforce and raises awareness about the supports available to help them succeed on the job.
New and expanded services
- $150,000 is being invested in Inclusion Alberta initiatives that will create more jobs for adults with developmental disabilities and provide three additional spaces in the Inclusive Post-Secondary Education program.
- More than $130,000 will help support customized employment services through EmployAbilities.
- Disability Related Employment Services are now available to part-time workers.
- An increase in the amount Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped clients can spend on employment and training supports in a 12-month period.
- DEAM community events
- ALIS resources for persons with disabilities
- Disability Related Employment Supports
- Inclusive Post-Secondary Education
Communications Director, Community and Social Services