Employers – Your Role in the Plan

The overall goal of the Community Action Employment Plan is to increase the number of CLBC eligible individuals who are participating in employment, and for people who are already employed, but want to work more, with increased opportunities for employment.

This means everyone has a role to play.

Without employers the target of increased employment is not possible. Employers must be brought increasingly into partnership; mining their knowledge, scanning their environments, leveraging their assets and meeting their needs is crucial to meeting the goals of the Plan.

Between 2016 – 2019, employers will be asked to:

  • Participate in employer engagement initiatives (Rotary@Work, MentorAbility, Ready Willing & Able, and BC Partners for Workforce Innovation)
  • Participate in coordinated strategies through Chambers of Commerce and Municipalities
  • Participate in entrepreneur to entrepreneur conversations and mentoring initiatives
  • Champion hiring of employees with diversabilities

Click here to download this information in a printable Fact Sheet.

Additional details about the objectives and background for each of the priorities for 2016-2019 can be found in the full version of the Community Action Employment Plan.

Web Resources

Myths about Hiring People with Disabilities – a factsheet to help employers better understand the myths about inclusive hiring. Link: www.employmentforall.ca/content/why/employer/Myth-Busters.pdf

BC Centre for Employment Excellence – training, resource and informational tools for helping people find and keep employment. Link: www.cfeebc.org

Best Practices for Supported Employment – user-friendly information for employers, job seekers, service providers and family members. Link: www.employmentforall.ca

MentorAbility – a public awareness and employment development initiative that connects people with developmental disabilities to employers for a day of mentoring. Link: www.supportedemployment.ca/mentorability

BC Partners in Workforce Innovation – innovative recruitment pilot project to help BC employers meet current and future workforce needs, and connect people with diverse abilities to employment opportunities. Link: bcpartnerswin.org 

Employment Matters – a documentary by CBC, explores the untapped market and potential of employing people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace. Click here to watch the documentary.

Employment Matters Too – the second part of a CBC documentary series focusing on people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace. Click here to watch the documentary.

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