Are there programs or resources offered at your organization to help apprentices with disabilities succeed in their apprenticeships?
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is gathering information on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada about programs and supports for apprentices with disabilities; Learning, mental health-related, seeing, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain-related, developmental and memory disabilities are included.
If you have information you would like to share, please email Emily Arrowsmith, Project Manager/Researcher at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 19, 2021.
About the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is a non-profit organization that connects Canada’s apprenticeship community. Participants work collaboratively to support vibrant and innovative apprenticeship systems and policies with a view to developing a highly skilled, inclusive and mobile skilled trades workforce. Employers, unions, equity-seeking groups, educational institutions and the jurisdictions support CAF-FCA operations through membership.
CAF-FCA is the only organization that brings together apprenticeship stakeholders from across trades, across sectors and across Canada to share information and promising practices, identify challenges and propose joint solutions. As a national voice for the apprenticeship community, CAF-FCA influences apprenticeship strategies through research, discussion and collaboration. Its research and events provide stakeholders with accurate, unbiased insights into apprenticeship challenges and barriers and illustrates the substantial benefits of hiring and training apprentices.