The overall goals of the Community Action Employment Plan are:
- 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, to provide 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. From 2016 to 2019, 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 to enable self advocates to play leadership roles
Download information about the role of Provincial community living organizations in the Community Action Employment Plan in a printable Fact Sheet.
- BC Centre for Employment Excellence
Training, resource and informational tools for helping people find and keep employment.
- 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.
- 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.
A public awareness and employment development initiative that connects people with developmental disabilities to employers for a day of mentoring.
- 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.
- 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.