Support for Persons with Disabilities

Empowering Individuals

This program helps people with disabilities increase their economic participation and independence by preparing for, finding and keeping rewarding jobs.

ASD’s job is helping workers to develop their unique abilities

Individuals requiring extra support to find and maintain employment can take advantage of the Persons with Disabilities program to remove barriers and create opportunities, because everyone has the right to work!


Organizations & Employers

ASD wants to help Eeyou Istchee organizations and employers by funding activities that support persons with disabilities in overcoming barriers to participation in the labour market.


These activities include:

  • Participant wages and mandatory employment costs (MERCs)
  • Accommodation costs, such as building accessibility and specialized equipment
  • Training costs, and more.

The Persons with Disabilities program is designed to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of sustainable and meaningful employment.


Cree Workers

If you face unusual challenges in trying to find work, the Persons with Disabilities program may be for you.


Through this program, ASD will help employers to take the necessary steps to ensure that you have an accessible workplace and receive the training and support that you need to maximize your potential.

If you are a person with a disability and are having trouble finding work, tell your employer about the Persons with Disabilities program. Let ASD and your company or organization focus on developing your unique abilities.


Eligible Activities

Activities that support: 

  • Persons with disabilities in overcoming barriers to participation in the Eeyou Istchee labour market 

  • Employers to hire persons with disabilities 

Expected Results Help persons with disabilities increase their economic participation and independence by preparing for, finding, and keeping rewarding jobs. youth.
Eligible Participants

Participants that are: 

  • At least 18 years of age or hold a Secondary School Diploma 

  • Unemployed 

  • For persons with disabilities, the number of hours worked per week depends on their health condition. 

  • Must be completed by March 31 of the fiscal year in which funding is received 

Eligible Expenses
  • A maximum annual contribution of $35,000 per participant 

  • Participant wages and mandatory employment related costs must be within maximum of $35,000 per year. 

  • Accommodation costs such as building alterations and specialized equipment to support the participation of persons with disabilities 

  • Travel expenses in accordance with CNG’s Business Travel Policy 

  • Tuition, training plan development and coaching expenses at a maximum of $1000 per day. 

  • Administration costs must not exceed 15% of the sub-total of the project’s expenditure before administration costs 

Non-Eligible Expenses
  • Capital costs for the construction or purchase of a building 

  • Expenses which would have otherwise been incurred by the Applicant 

  • Capital expenses, such as computers and equipment, not related to the project 

  • Expenses incurred before the application is submitted 

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Competencies & Skills

This program assists individuals in acquiring the competencies and skills required for a given job or receiving training that leads to a form of accreditation.
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Job Creation

This program provides meaningful employment for unemployed persons through the support of job creation initiatives.
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Self Employment

This program seeks to help Cree beneficiaries achieve self-employment by fostering business creation and bolstering the private sector in Eeyou Istchee.
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Research & Development

This program aims to boost the capacity of Eeyou Istchee organizations in innovative labor market initiatives through research and development funding.
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Start your career here!

We are here to help you with any questions. Please use the form to contact us for information about our programs or any other services we provide. Alternatively, you could also contact us through our various offices across Eeyou Istchee or connect online with our social media channels.