If you have you been referred to March of Dimes by a third party (the government, another agency, friends, etc.) regarding a specifically funded program, the listing below provides information about specific services that may be available through your local March of Dimes Employment Services location.
- Ontario Disability Supports, Employment Supports
- Community Coordinator – Service Canada Opportunities Fund
- CanVet Services – Veterans Affairs Canada
- Employment Ontario
- Achieving Success – A program specific to Youth
Ministry of Community & Social Services - Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Employment Supports
The ODSP Employment Supports Program is designed for individuals who:
• Have a disability that is expected to last one year or more
• Are eligible to work in Canada
• Are 16 years of age or older
• Are currently not working or have a job but having difficulty keeping the job due to disability related issues
Note: You do not have to be receiving ODSP Income Supports to participate in the ODSP Employment Supports program.
This program is available widely across Ontario. To find the location nearest you click here or contact 1-800-263-3463 (bilingual toll free line).
Service Canada Opportunities Fund - Community Coordinator Project
You are eligible for the Community Coordinator Project if you:
- Self-identify as having a permanent disability or disabilities
- Are legally entitled to work in Canada
- Are not eligible for employment insurance benefits (EI).
For further information call toll free line at 1-866-607-1336 from anywhere in Ontario (bilingual service available).
Veterans Affairs Canada – CanVet Vocational Services
If you are medically releasing for any reason or are a released Canadian Forces Veteran with a service-related injury or illness, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. In certain cases, spouses, common-law partners and survivors may also access services.
For more information visit the CanVet page, CanVet website, or call Veterans Affairs Canada: 1-866-522-2122 (English) or 1-866-522-2022 (French).
Service Canada – Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Individuals with disabilities who are receiving benefits from the Canada Pension Plan can receive vocational rehabilitation supports through the Community Coordinator Project. Contact your CPP Case Manager or our toll free Community Coordinator line at 1-866-607-1336.
Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities – Employment Ontario
March of Dimes Employment Services has six sites across the province that offer services under the Employment Ontario banner to individuals with a disability. Service areas include: Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Sudbury, Timmins, Kingston and Sault Ste. Marie. Programs and services differ in each location. Contact the community nearest for further program details.
Service Canada Youth Employment Strategy - Achieving Success
In Northern Ontario March of Dimes offers services including skills assessment, job readiness training, paid placement, job search assistance and employment supports for youth who may have barriers to employment.
To be eligible for the program you:
- Have a special need or disability
- Are between the ages of 15 and 30
- Are out of school
- Are not eligible for EI benefits
This program is offered in Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.
Other community based employment programs may be available. Click here to find the March of Dimes Employment Services office nearest you and learn how we can help you.