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Nov 29, 2023

Need People? Take the Hire Youth with Disabilities Survey!

Calling all employers! Young people (aged 15-30) with disabilities want to work, yet they remain an under-utilized part of the labour force.

In 2022, CanAssist at the University of Victoria issued a survey to 463 young people with disabilities from across BC. Respondents shared that the top barriers they faced during their job search were:

  • being intimidated by the job search process
  • not having enough information in a job posting to understand if an employer would accommodate their needs, or if the workplace is inclusive to people with disabilities.

CanAssist is developing resources specifically for employers to help them address the barriers and tap into this large pool of eager job seekers and needs employers’ help to determine which resources would be most valuable.

At the Kelowna Chamber, we advocate for creating a more inclusive workplace. Interested in participating? Please join us and take 3-5 minutes to complete a 10-question survey open from November 27 through December 8, 2023, at 4.00pm (PT).

Take the survey here.

On behalf of the partnering and sponsoring organizations, thank you.