Provincial Community Living Organizations – 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.

Provincial community living organizations, such as Family Support Institute of BC and Inclusion BC, are crucial to advancing the Plan. Their collaboration on the work of the Plan to date has been instrumental in furthering inclusive employment across BC. Over the next three years, CLBC and provincial community living partners will focus on these key objectives from the Plan:

  • Support familyWORKS to expand, further evaluate and scale impact
  • Explore options to support families in advancing employment
  • Support, evaluate and scale existing employer engagement initiatives (Rotary@Work, MentorAbility, Ready Willing & Able, and BC Partners for Workforce Innovation)
  • Develop a coordinated initiative to recognize inclusive employers at the provincial level
  • Support the Speakers Bureau and Promoting our Abilities to enable self advocates to play leadership roles

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

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

Canadian Association for Supported Employees – association strives to promote full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes. Link: www.supportedemployment.ca

Mapping Inclusive Employment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities – on line geo-mapping project that enables people throughout the province to share their experiences with inclusive employment. Link: emap.geolive.ca/themap

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 

Self Advocate Speakers Bureau – self advocate leaders available to make presentations and share their stories and expertise with decision makers, service providers and the community. Link: selfadvocatenet.com/who-are-we

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