Program for the Disabled

For employment purposes, a person with a disability is defined as being an individual whose prospects of securing, retaining, and advancing in suitable employment are reduced as a result of a duly recognized physical or mental impairment.

The following categories of disability are basically recognized by SLAAMB:

  • mobility impairment
  • vision impairment
  • hearing impairment
  • learning disability
  • psychiatric disability
  • non-visible disabilities

Possible barriers encountered by the disabled:

  • illiteracy, lack of education, training, skills
  • limited ability to communicate
  • reduced ability to get through regularly scheduled hours of work, education/training programs
  • lack of technical aids, support, interpreters
  • physical barriers
  • attitudinal barriers
  • traditional employment patterns-need for part-time job, job sharing
  • lack of life skills, job awareness, job search skills, social skills
  • limited specialized job placements
  • limited skill training

SLAAMB's objectives as they relate to employment for disabled people are:

  • 1- ensure that the disabled have access to and receive necessary training and support to enable them to successfully enter-re-enter the labour market
  • improve the position of disabled people in the labour market
  • broaden/increase the job placements/locations for disabled people

Flexibility in Programming:

  • 1- longer term programming will be supported to accommodate, where appropriate, particular needs for academic upgrading and other types of training including job placement
  • special allowance of up to $5,000.00 to assist with the purchase of a special arrangement and/or device that may be required. This special allowance will be negotiable.
  • possible sensitivity training for co-workers
  • language training including special devices
  • programming design will be reflective of cultural components, Aboriginal languages, traditions, values and spiritual beliefs

Financial Parameters:

If unemployed/employed and eligible for regular funding (CRF) - negotiable rates are:

Up to a maximum of $9.50/hr for wages
Up to $8.00/hr per trainee for training costs
Up to $50.00/wk per trainee for overhead costs
Up to $5,000.00 for special costs

If unemployed and eligible for E.I. benefits either part 1 or 2 - negotiable rates are:

Up to a maximum of $8.00/hr for wages - training or wage subsidy
Up to $8.00/hr per trainee for training costs
Up to $50.00/wk per trainee for overhead costs
Up to $5,000.00 for specials
Up to a maximum weekly E.I. benefits ($413) either combination of part 1 & 2 or only part 2 while on any "make work" projects.

Note: This program could be considered to be similar to the "targeted wage subsidy, self-employment assistance, job creation partnerships, employment assistance services, labour market partnerships, research and innovations Employment Benefits/Support Measures established by HRDC" under Part 11 of the EI Act.

It is agreed that this understanding will not in any way limit SLAAMB's flexibility to use this program to meet the needs at the community level.

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