Employment

Man using a wheelchair working at desk

  • Wage subsidies and disability – In 2010, Dr. Lyn Jongbloed of the University of British Columbia examined various policy approaches to increasing the employment of people with disabilities with a focus on wage subsidies.
  • Job retention for disabled persons – In 2010, Dr. Lyn Jongbloed of the University of British Columbia  conducted an investigation of job retention for people with disabilities.
  • Policy governing employment supports – In collaboration with Dr. Catherine Connelly of the School of Business at McMaster University, we have conducted a scan of policy governing employment supports for people with disabilities in 14 jurisdictions in Canada – federal, provincial and territorial.
  • Ontario’s changing workplaces review – In 2014, the Government of Ontario conducted a periodic legislative review of two important pieces of legislation – the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. The Review Committee at the Ministry of Labour asked Canadian Disability Participation Project’s Employment Team Lead, Catherine Connelly, to present results of her research for their consideration.