Ready Willing and Able is a national project delivered by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) in partnership with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA). RWA is funded by the Federal Government of Canada and designed to build on and increase employer capacity and demand to hire persons with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); link employers with employment agencies and supports; work in partnership with schools, post-secondary institutions, and the business community; and promote the increased employment of persons with an intellectual disability or ASD.
As a national strategy to develop inclusive and effective labour markets, RWA will:
- Connect and support employers, persons with intellectual disabilities or ASD and local, provincial and national community agencies
- Promote understanding and awareness among employers and the general public as to the business value of hiring people with intellectual disabilities or ASD
- Complement and enhance the capacity of community employment service delivery organizations by connecting them to new employer demand