The Customized Employment Demonstration Project (CEDP) was jointly funded by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and CLBC and ran from July 1, 2008 to May 31, 2012. Customized Employment is where the employment relationship is individualized to meet the needs of both the employee and employer. It starts with a strength-based individualized determination (discovery process) of the abilities, needs, and interests of the person with a disability, and then seeks to establish a match with an employer that results in the optimal conditions for success.
The CEDP was implemented after the MSD and CLBC conducted consultations which suggested that individuals with developmental disabilities would benefit from a different approach to achieve their employment goals. The goal of the project was to evaluate the customized employment model, develop community capacity to increase employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
Learn more about Customized Employment at the video links below: