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Expanded List of Organizations & Programs

Arrowsmith School, Toronto

Barbara Arrowsmith

Canadian Mental Health Association (Community Support Services)

  • Self-Referral: (education, training; program and existing support; do some training in the program)
  • Append Diagnosis from Psychologist; Also call Psychologist for permission to release information to CMHA
  • Intake Worker - Nina - Tel: 613 737 7791 x245 Fax # 613 737 7644

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)

Provides leadership in programs and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion. CCRW works with businesses of all sizes in all industries through its Job Accommodation Service, Skills Training Partnership Program, Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program and the Disability Awareness Series. The CCRW also provides support to individual job seekers through its WORK ink TM site, and develops disability-positive educational material for children in grades 3-5. 416-260-3060

Causeway, Ottawa

22 Omeara Street Ottawa, ON (613) 725-3494 Frances Daly –

JVS, Toronto

Provides employment programs for youth and adults with learning disabilities in the Greater Toronto Area. Its mission is to assist these individuals to understand their learning disabilities, determine a suitable employment goal, secure workplace accommodations, and provide support in maintaining their job.

Tel: (416) 693-2922 Fax: (416) 693-0038 Soo – – 416 649 1622 Carter – – 416 649 1622

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (National Organization)

  • Employment Support; have resources
  • Job Coaching
  • 1188 Wellington, Suite 200, Ottawa = 613 238 5721

Education - province - Special programs - - students with learning disabilities; Workshop for students at risk - Run National Learning Disabilities Month - October Fundraising for National Awareness; Scholarship Program

Provincial Offices - Education - Provincial Jurisdiction Work with the public - developing resources for people and pointing people in the right direction Katherine - spoke to her

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario Percy Street, Ottawa - see office hours 613 567 5864 open until 3>30 (develop their own programming - not our jurisdiction - no federal laws when it comes to education, regulation - Jeffery Moore, Human Rights Case; all students are given accommodations - dependent on the way Provinces decide what the needs of the communities are: webinars, workshops, support groups.

Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care

Lynda Simpson; 1-800-427-6214

Neil Squire Society

The program is approximately 11 weeks long. Program delivery is full-time or part-time based on the individual needs. Polly Beach (Employ-Ability Coordinator) Nathalie, Program Manager 613 735 4586 Cheryl Colmer, Regional Manager T 613.723.3575

Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists

Swanson and Associates (Task Analysis)

Y's OWL McCLure, Ottawa

613 721 1500 Person-Centred Plan & Government Funding

Y’S OWL MACLURE CO-OPERATIVE CENTRE, in partnership with the Community, creates daytime opportunities including employment, for people with disAbilities. We are committed to:

  • Recognizing the unique spirit of each individual
  • Treating all individuals with dignity and respect
  • Respecting the individual’s right of choice
  • Supporting the principle that all individuals are entitled to take reasonable risks inherent in personal growth.
  • Recognizing an individual’s strengths and responding to their needs; and
  • Fostering an environment that encourages all individuals associated with Y’S OWL MACLURE to strive for excellence.

We focus on providing supports and services which:

  • Allow for self-direction
  • Enhance integration in the community
  • Provide peer support
  • Offer opportunities for personal growth and improved self-esteem

Y's OWL - ASD Ottawa (Program) - Lifecycle Coaching

See: Suzanne Ford, Program Coordinator x 219; Jill is another contact

York University Resources (Career Services)


Federal Government

Canada Revenue Agency Job Coaching Deduction]

Service Canada - Employment Insurance

Toll-Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) Government of Canada - Persons with Disabilities Online -

Provincial Government

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Development Services Ontario

(Eastern Region) - Serving Cornwall, Ottawa Carleton, Prescott & Russell and Renfrew Nadeesh Kumar, Intake Worker (Helpful) - 613 748 5899 1-855-DSO-ERDS OR 1-855-376-3737;

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

  • Income Support
  • Employment Support - Robert Forster - 613 787 3252
  • Sean – 613 787 3254; FAX: 613 783 5959

Ontario Works

  • Info Goes Here

Municipal Government

City of Ottawa

EFA CTR West 100 Constellation Crescent 2nd Floor, Nepean ON, K2G 6J8 (613) 560-0621 8:30 am to 4:00 pm