Ready, Willing & Able

Ready Willing & Able

Adam Spence

Adam Spence

PEI ACL is very pleased to announce that Adam Spence has joined our team as  Labour Market Facilitator, for the National Ready Willing and Able program. Learn more about RWA at: http://www.readywillingandable.ca/.

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

RWA provides:

  • Information about why hiring a person with an intellectual disability or ASD is good for business
  • Individualized assistance to help you become a more inclusive employer
  • Assistance in identifying persons with an intellectual disability or ASD to address labour force needs in your company
  • Disability awareness information for your current employees
  • Direct connections to community agencies who provide employment-related services and supports to persons with intellectual disabilities or ASD
  • Individual on-the-job support for the employee to do their job effectively, including disability related accommodations if necessary
  • Connections to other employers who have hired individuals with intellectual disabilities or ASD
  • Connections to available research, best practice and expertise in the field of inclusive labour markets

TOGETHER, WE ARE WORKING TO BUILD A MORE INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.