The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)'s mission is to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of people with disabilities. As innovators and agents of change, we build partnerships, develop skills, share knowledge and influence attitudes.
We recognize the capability of persons with disabilities and support their choices for equitable and meaningful participation in society.
We believe that we achieve our mission through partnerships, teamwork, cooperation, trust and mutual respect among and with all stakeholders, employees and volunteers.
We believe that we are responsible to those persons we serve, and hold accountability to our stakeholders, members, community at large and our benefactors.
Above all, we believe that the CCRW exists to create an environment where persons with disabilities may attain equality of opportunity.
As a national registered not-for-profit organization committed to supporting and promoting the meaningful and equitable employment of persons with disabilities, we believe that it is essential to partner and form alliances with groups and organizations representing persons with disabilities; and to work closely with all levels of government to influence change in policy reflecting a strengthened commitment to person with disabilities
Our current programs include:
Workplace Inclusion Programs - Wage subsidy based programs to give employers assistance in hiring and retaining persons with disabilities. We also provide some counselling and workshops for the job seekers.
Workplace Essential Skills Partnership - based in Toronto and specifically for professionals and graduates from college or university who have disabilities. These workshops range from 1 to 4 weeks in length.
Youth the Future - prepares Youth (ages 16 to 30) in transition from school to work through an extensive 23 week program.
We are a national organization.
CCRW's vision is to create a Canada where all persons with disabilities have equal employment opportunity.
We have developed unique and highly successful employment programs and services to achieve this vision. We work with people who have all types of disabilities and all education and experience levels. We focus on their abilities and work with local and national employers to find the right fit for employment.
We support persons with disabilities and their employers in their work by providing a national, bi-lingual Job Accommodation Service to help the employee reach their full potential within the employers work environment.
We currently have programs in St. John's & Corner Brook, NL; Kentville, NS; Moncton, Fredericton and Miramichi, NB; Oshawa, Waterloo and Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moosejaw, SK; Surrey, BC