What is MentorAbility?
MentorAbility Canada is a national supported employment initiative that facilitates unique, short-term mentoring opportunities between employers and people experiencing a disability. By providing and celebrating successful mentoring experiences in communities across Canada, this initiative is part of a national effort to promote the employment of Canadians experiencing disability.
MentorAbility Canada is coordinated by the Canadian Association for Supported Employment in collaboration with select employment service providers, called provincial hubs, that are located across the country. Together we provide information, knowledge, and tools to facilitate beneficial mentoring opportunities for employers, mentors and jobseekers.
Are you an employer interested in making your workplace more inclusive of people experiencing a disability? Are you a person experiencing a disability eager to learn about your area of career interest? Or are you an employment service provider aiming to improve your service offerings to people experiencing a disability and to employers?
If you answered yes, participate in MentorAbility Canada today.
All MentorAbility Canada participants benefit:
- Local employment service providers (site partners) connect with a national network, build value added relationships with local employers, and offer unique career development experience to their clients.
- People experiencing a disability who are actively seeking employment (protégés) are matched with a mentor to learn more about careers that interest them.
- Employers interested in offering mentoring opportunities (employer-mentors), including private businesses, non-profit and public service organizations, learn inclusive employment strategies and connect with a pool of potential future employees.