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Ability & EnterpriseCCRW Logo2 2
Leading the way for Inclusive Employment
May 9, 2012
Spreading the Word

In This Issue:
  • Who is CCRW?
  • CCRW Presents at Workforce One-Stop 2012
  • Testimonial from a CCRW graduate

Who is CCRW?

Our mission is to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of persons with disabilities.

Our vision is to create a Canada where all persons with disabilities have equal employment opportunity.

Hearing Aid-facebookFor over 40 years the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) has been the lead non-profit Canadian cross disability organization supporting persons with disabilities, employers and community agencies in advancing employment.

We provide leadership in programsWORKink-1 (2) and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion.  We are a comprehensive information source for disability and employment resources, CCRW works with businesses of all sizes in all industries.

CCRW Presents at Workforce One-Stop 2012

The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) was very pleased to participate in the recent Workforce One-Stop Conference that was held from CCRW Display TableApril 23 to 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Hosted by the Conference Board of Canada, this national conference provided a forum where issues related to finding, recruiting, developing and retaining workers were openly discussed among business leaders, post-secondary educational institutions, government representatives, community-based organizations, as well as career development practitioners.

CCRW was on hand to provide its expertise concerning disability and employment while also moderating a roundtable discussion on its Skills Training Partnership® project.

For more information on Workforce One-Stop and the Conference Board of Canada, please visit To learn more about the CCRW please visit or call 416-260-3060.

Testimonial from a CCRW program graduate

Jonah Brown, PWIP Newfoundland

Developed by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) and funded by Opportunities Fund, Government of Canada, Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program (PWIP) works with employers and community based organizations to enhance employment opportunities. PWIP ensures clients have the tools and training employers need by enhancing their employability skills. One such client is Mr. Jonah Brown. jonah brown

Jonah came to PWIP in September 2011 and was really clear in his employment goal, to obtain work in an office.  Jonah completed a job placement, through his office administration program at College, at the Canadian Coast Guard prior to becoming a part of PWIP. He enjoyed working in this environment and expressed a keen interest to find meaningful employment in a similar office setting. Jonah enjoyed working with people, completing data entry and other computer related tasks as well as general office duties.

Jonah showed extreme interest in his job search and was so active and engaged in the process that he was awarded the Most Positive Job Seeker award at PWIP’s Business Awards Luncheon. In December 2011 PWIP staff made connections for Jonah at the Independent Living Resource Centre for an upcoming position as an IT assistant.  Mock interview preparation with PWIP staff prepared Jonah, and he was able to secure himself the position.  He has been working with the Independent Living Resource Center ever since.

In a recent conversation Jonah noted, “I am really enjoying this job, I am having a good time, and I do get along the staff and consumers very easy and smooth.” The staff at PWIP NL could not be happier to share this success story of a most deserving young man.

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Skills Training Partnership (STP)®

STP® is a Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) trademarked employment model.

It is designed to assist employers in developing training programs that prepare qualified job seekers with disabilities for employment, allowing persons with disabilities to become fully trained for real opportunities in the workforce. It is an opportunity for employers to gain expert assistance in recruiting, hiring, and training skilled employees with disabilities, while addressing barriers to employment.

Call for Article Submissions!

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