The Saint Mary's Entrepreneurship Centre is a full-service consulting firm engaging skilled professional business consultants while helping to link the business community with Saint Mary’s University. The SSBDC is currently coordinating the Access-Ability: Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities program. Through support from Service Canada, Access-Ability provides employers with a significant wage subsidy to hire persons with disabilities.
The objective of this project is to give persons with disabilities the opportunity to apply their skills in a work setting consistent with their education and allow them to become leaders in their chosen fields. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to utilize their skills to launch a business of their own. Access-Ability is offering both an entrepreneurship and employment experience option to employers and participants. In the entrepreneurship experience, the employer would provide entrepreneurial coaching during the program for a participant interested in starting their own business at the end of the 39-week work placement. In the employment experience, the employer would provide career mentorship for the participant with the intention of the participant staying with the employer after the 39-week work placement.
We have reached the end of the application process for the 2016 year and are no longer accepting applications. Please check back in the fall to apply for the next cohort of our program. If you are an interested employer, please send us an email.
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