Your future starts here.

Are you currently employed and identify as living with a disability? Do you want to upskill or get ahead in your career?

ADVANCE is here to support you on your journey of professional growth and success.

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ADVANCE is a LEAD program that offers personalized upskilling opportunities tailored to individuals aiming for better career prospects, with a curriculum that aligns with specific work goals. Participants will embark on a structured journey, including goal setting, customized training plans, hands-on work experience, and progress measurement.

Throughout this experience, attendees benefit from a personalized training approach, consistent career coaching, assistance in accessing funding and resources, and comprehensive career development support.

Joining ADVANCE gives you access to the following benefits

Personalised Approached

Our program is designed around your aspirations, ensuring that your training plan is tailored to your unique career goals.

Supportive Environment

Throughout your upskilling journey, our career coaching team will be there to guide and support you, celebrating your achievements and helping you overcome any challenges that arise.

Access to Funding
& Resources

We understand that financial considerations can be a barrier to learning. Therefore, we are dedicated to assisting you in accessing various funding options and resources.

Comprehensive Career Development Support

From building your resume and refining job search strategies to honing negotiation skills and conducting industry research, our support encompasses all aspects of your career development.

Sounds great! So, what would we be doing?

ADVANCE will support you with:

  • Upskilling Needs: Together, we will review your goals, opportunities, and available resources to chart a path for your upskilling journey.
  • Training Plan: We will identify the essential skills, knowledge, and support you need to achieve your career objectives.
  • Work Experience: Putting your newfound skills into practice, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
  • Measure Success: We will help you measure your progress and equip you with the tools needed for sustained success.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an adult not currently enrolled in full-time school.
  • The program is designed for individuals who are already employed (including self-employed) and seeking career advancement within their existing workplace or looking to transition to a new field or workplace.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • You should identify as having a permanent or recurring disability (physical, mental, neurodevelopmental, or other) that restricts your ability to perform regular activities.

What is the definition of disability, as it relates to employment?

Disability (self-disclosed or officially designated) in the context of employment

Refers to a condition that hinders or limits an individual’s ability to perform daily tasks or work-related tasks or participate fully in the workforce.

Disabilities can be physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or mental health-related. These impairments may be permanent, temporary, episodic, or fluctuating but must have been present for a sustained period of time.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical Disabilities: Mobility impairments, chronic pain conditions, and conditions affecting dexterity or coordination.
  • Sensory Disabilities: Issues related to vision or hearing.
  • Cognitive Disabilities: Learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and intellectual disabilities.
  • Mental Health Disabilities: Conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others.

Are you ready to ADVANCE yourself? 🚀

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Are you currently employed, or self-employed? *
Do you self-identify as having a disability? *

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