Quick Facts

Service type: Employment; Disability; Youth
Eligibility: Persons with disabilities, age 17+
Delivery: Virtual and in-person
219 Dufferin St. , Suite #1C, Building 201, Toronto, ON M6K 3J1
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fee: Free
Program dates: Year-round

Program Description

The EAS program offers a range of services and opportunities for anyone 17 years and older (with a verifiable disability. The ultimate goal of this program is for persons with disabilities to secure long-term employment and meaningful careers. Program staff supports people with disabilities to sustainable, competitive employment by providing the supports clients need to get a job, keep the job and, where appropriate, advance in their job.


Employment Plan Development

  • Individualized 1 on 1 pre-employment assistance ( resume, cover letter, mock interviews etc.)
  • Disclosure and accommodation guidance.
  • Job Development and Placement : 1 on 1 assistance to find a job by initiating connections with: employers, organizations etc. based on employment goals.
  • Job Retention and Advancement: on-going job monitoring, counselling /follow-ups and interventions to clients and employers.
  • Funding for exceptional work-related disability supports for people who have more complex employment barriers.


Program Eligibility

An applicant for ODSP employment supports must provide documentation that they:

  • have a physical or mental disability/impairment that is continuous or recurrent and expected to last one year or more, and that the disability or impairment results in substantial barriers to employment that is verified by a prescribed professional (excluding people with disabilities receiving ODSP income support)
  • are 17 years of age or older
  • are a resident of the Ontario, reside in the GTA – are legally entitled to work in Canada A person does not have to be in receipt of ODSP income support to be eligible for ODSP employment supports and the EAS program.

Client Testimonials

EAS program client

EAS program client

"The EAS program helped me to look at opportunities in a different way. For example, it showed me that I should also look at my education credentials and not just my work experience. It showed me courses that I can take to better my learning. It also helped me look at how to build better transferable skills."

Kimberly C

EAS program client

"It was hard to find and retain a job as a person with a disability on my own. Once I had a Job Coach, they informed me of networking events for people with disabilities. Their support helped me a lot. Then, when I found work, if there were any concerns that I didn’t feel comfortable going to my manager for, I could always ask my Job Coach."

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Ready to participate?

For more information about the program please use the contact information below.

Need help?

Contact Information

Eric Weir

Employment Case Counsellor

(416) 405-5118

Conrad Murphy

Employment Case Counsellor

(437) 224-8252


219 Dufferin St. , Suite #1C, Building 201
Toronto, ON
M6K 3J1


Monday to Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM

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