SEPTEMBER IS DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT MONTH

01 September 2022

The B.C. government is committed to making life better for people with disabilities. This includes funding WorkBC employment services and supports to assist people with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. 

Between April 2021 and March 2022, nearly 4,600 people with disabilities were supported by WorkBC through their first year of employment, and more than $1.4 million was provided through Community and Employer Partnerships projects involving over 260 participants with disabilities.

During B.C.’s 9th annual Disability Employment Month this September, WorkBC Centres around the province are hosting events. Visit your local WorkBC Centre this month to learn more.

Get Involved!

Employer Challenge  
Explore WorkBC diversity advantage resources or join the Community of Accessible Employers to learn how to make your workplace more inclusive.

Disability Inclusive Employer Self-Assessment Tool
Designed to help companies improve the inclusion and retention of people with disabilities.

Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace Workshop
This free, self-paced online course is designed for all individuals interested in learning about inclusive workplaces practices.

Work-Able Internship Program
A paid B.C. Public Service internship for people with disabilities.

People with Disabilities Success Stories 
Read four new career success stories from local B.C. residents with disabilities.

WorkBC Employment Services
WorkBC Centres can provide individualized supports and services for persons with disabilities. Additionally, Assistive Technology Services supports people with disabilities to gain and sustain employment. 

Additional Resources
WorkBC Resources for People with Disabilities
BC Government Proclamation