Tag Archives: Supported Employment

New summer job program for students with disabilities an ‘eye-opener’ in Huntsville

A new summer employment program opened doors and busted myths in Huntsville. Community Living Huntsville launched its Youth Peer Job Coach program in May 2023. Funded by a Canada Summer Student Grant and fundraised dollars, the program saw high school students with disabilities supported in their summer jobs by post-secondary school students called peer job […]

District of Muskoka awards Community Living Huntsville with 2023 IDEA Community Grant

The District of Muskoka has announced that Community Living Huntsville is one of nine successful applicants for its 2023 IDEA Community Grant. IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism. The district’s IDEA Community Grant program aims to create opportunities for community engagement and public education around the IDEA principles: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism […]

Youth job coach offers inclusive summer employment support for students and employers in Huntsville

Morgan wanted a real life with a real job and real pay. “I wanted to work over the summer because I didn’t want to be bored,” says the Huntsville High School student. “And I want to have my own money so I can save.” Morgan first gained hands-on work experience at Canadian Tire Huntsville through […]

Disability, talent, and the workplace: Celebrate NDEAM 2021 in Huntsville

It’s time to engage talent in the disability inclusion evolution, North Muskoka. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual campaign led by the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) each October to promote disability inclusion in employment. The 2021 campaign theme is Engaging Talent in the Disability Inclusion Evolution which references the evolution of […]