LCOworks is a free online program that supports positive employment outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, a traditionally underrepresented and at-risk population in the labour market. Everyone deserves a chance to find meaningful employment and we are proud to be able to provide this program for free to individuals across Ontario.
Organizations are encouraged to Book a Consultation with our program leads to learn more.
Out of 500,000 working age individuals with intellectual disabilities in Canada only 1 in 4 have any kind of paid employment
73% of individuals with a developmental disability who live on their own are living in poverty compared to 27% of peers of their same age without a disability.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, 51% of people with a disability have either lost their jobs, been laid off or furloughed, or believe they will lose their job in the next 90 days compared to 28% of those without a disability
Participants will create an employment plan, connect with their support network, and access program content through the LCO platform.
In addition to LCO program staff, Employment Specialists are available to assist participants in planning, program navigation, and job connection.
LCOworks vetted employers can connect with participants through our LCO Employment Portal, exclusive to the LCOworks program.
Participants can learn at their own pace with supported online learning modules and assistance in job application submissions.
If this is an opportunity that you think would be of interest to your clients, we would love to set up a time to discuss LCOworks and our program’s eligibility requirements with you in more detail.
Please let us know as soon as possible as we do have limited space for participants in the program.