The Alliance for Equality for Blind Canadians is looking for job seekers with disabilities who are able to participate in Focus Groups in various locations of GTA. Participants will discuss their experience accessing employment services, programs and opportunities.
To register please send your name, telephone number, and the best time to reach you to firstname.lastname@example.org or call AEBC Toronto at 647-947-9022.
**Final Two Focus Groups**
Monday, May 15
6:30 to 8:30 PM.
The 519 Community Centre
519 Church St.
Tuesday May 30
1:30 to 3:30 pm.
Centre for Independent Living, Toronto
365 Bloor Street East, Suite 902
There will be a $30 honorarium, reimbursement of TTC fares, and light refreshments for qualified participants.
Details of the project are below. Thank you!
Inclusive Employment Advocacy Project
The Alliance for Equality for Blind Canadians (AEBC) is launching a City of Toronto-funded project to provide new self-advocacy tools, resources and training for people with disabilities seeking employment. This peer engagement project will equip people with disabilities from diverse backgrounds to better advocate for equal access to employment services, programs and opportunities.
Project activities include identifying barriers, gathering and developing advocacy resources, education and training. Project outcomes include participants being able to present a case for inclusion in employment services and programs.
Project participants will consist of persons with different disabilities from diverse groups including women, youth, seniors, ethno-racial minorities, and LGBTQ community members, among others, who are unemployed or under-employed. They are invited to join two parts of the project:
1. Focus Groups in five regions of the Toronto Area: Downtown Toronto, North York, Scarborough, East York/Beaches, and Etobicoke/West Toronto.
2. Five education/training sessions, developed from their recommendations, to be led by Subject Matter Experts.
We want to identify from Focus Group members:
AEBC gratefully acknowledges the funding support provided by the City of Toronto that made this project possible.