Schools and School Districts – 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.

Transition planning involves many players, and a shared approach is important to ensure youth and their families are well supported in the transition process. Schools and school districts will be asked to:

  • Improve employment outcomes for transitioning youth by working with CLBC, the sector and local employment planning groups to scan, collect and evaluate best practices that will be used to develop initiatives to connect more youth to employment
  • Participate in the development of Local Employment Action Plans
  • Provide students of all abilities with employment experience while still in school
  • Explore options to support families in advancing employment

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

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

Ready, Willing and Able – a three-year project to increase the workforce participation of people with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Link: readywillingable.ca

familyWORKS – provide families with a forum for conversations about employment, mentoring through family to family support, and information and resources. Link: www.familysupportbc.com/familyworks 

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 

Launching Pad for Business – an innovative approach to helping entrepreneurs with disabilities plan and launch their business. Link: www.launchingpad.biz

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 

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