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Ontario. Ontario Disability Support Program
Northern Ontario
Employment Support, Fort Frances

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Provides various services and supports to help in securing and maintaining employment or starting a business
Works with the individual to determine required supports to gain or maintain employment which can include:
  • Assistance in finding and keeping a job
  • Computer training
  • Interpreter assistance
  • Preparing for the job
  • Software and mobility devices for job assistance
  • Tools, equipment and clothing for work
  • Training while on the job
  • Transportation assistance (financial)
Works with the individual to start up a business and can:
  • financially help towards the costs of business tools, equipment and supplies, licenses and certification
  • help getting work-related disability supports, such as assistive technology and technical equipment, interpreter, reader and note taking services
  • help to develop and implement a business plan
  • help with marketing your business
  • train in money management, record keeping and budgeting
Comments
If an individual has been found ineligible for services or services have been cancelled or suspended they:
  • have a right to request a review of the decision and
  • must submit a letter to the local office outlining the reasons why an individual feels the decision made by the local office is incorrect
Note: Community Legal Clinics can also assist with reviews and the review process
Eligibility
Individuals must:
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be able to work in Canada
  • have a disability that is expected to last a year or more, and
  • have a disability that makes it hard to find or keep a job
  • Individuals do not have to be receiving financial assistance from the Ontario Disability Support Program to be eligible for Employment Supports
  • Individuals who are not receiving financial assistance from the Ontario Disability Support Program with a taxable income over $51,000 need to contribute toward the cost of their supports
NOTE: If an applicant is in receipt of CPP - Disability, WSIB, EI, or any other disability insurance benefit, eligibility will need to be reviewed
Individuals cannot receive Employment Supports if they are:
  • eligible for or receiving disability or rehabilitation benefits from other public or private sources, or
  • receiving financial assistance from Ontario Works (OW)


Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • Individuals must complete the Employment Supports Application Package
  • Individuals can apply online or by contacting the office
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
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(30) Provincial Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On February 21, 2019

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