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.
MentorAbility National Employer
MentorAbility Canada is collaborating with businesses and organizations in other sectors, from coast-to-coast, who are committed to making their workplaces more inclusive to people experiencing disability. We would like to highlight one of those employers!
"The CASE Employer Forum was a great opportunity to learn more about the Supported Employment space and develop actionable insights to bring to the organization. The keynote was eye- opening and set the state for a valuable exercise with fellow Employer-partners to dig deeper into the more tangible ways to build a more inclusive work environment. What a great session!"
Sun Life Financial
Manager, Group Disability
"Our experience with MentorAbility has been beneficial both personally and professionally for the participants and our company as a whole. From the interview, straight through to performance management, we can become better managers, leaders, and humans by engaging with views which may not be entirely familiar to us. It allows us to get better at what we do."
Chantelle Painter, The Brick
HR Recruitment and Engagement Manager
Interested in participating? Please contact the provincial hub coordinator in your region.
View Provincial Hub