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
The employment plan outlines the employment goal, the plan for achieving that goal, and any supports needed to achieve that goal.
- 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.
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.