“Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong recognizes that all Treaty #3 members, including persons with disabilities, have equal opportunities to contribute towards a strong Treaty #3 nation”

Program Description

To ensure that person with disabilities have equal opportunity to access existing programs through the removal of barriers.

Program Objectives:

  • To increase participation of person with disabilities in the labour market;
  • To broaden awareness and increase employment opportunities for person with disabilities;
  • To ensure that person with disabilities receive the necessary supports to enable them to become self-sufficient in the work force;

Participant Eligibility

  • Treaty #3 individuals with a self identified disability that is restricting or poses a barrier to employment and who is willing, ready and capable of employment.

Programs & Services Available

Person with disabilities will have access to all existing programs and services available. Depending on the nature of the disability, modifications to existing programs and services will be determined on a case by case basis. Modifications would include, hours of work, completion targets, trainer/employer accommodation and outcomes. Those involving costs could include on the job mentors/coaches, transportation, employment supports and the provision of specialized equipment.

Eligible Financial Assistance

  • Up to prevailing Ontario minimum wage for on the job training
  • Up to $9.00 per hour for classroom training

Additional cost items will be considered on a case by case basis. It is intended that the use of program funds for purchase of specialized equipment or services are not to duplicate other funding sources that may otherwise be available.

Employer Requirements

  • Willing and able to accommodate persons with disabilities;
  • Willingness to accept sensitivity training for co-workers;
  • Able to provide training and guided supervision as required;

Must meet eligibility guidelines under existing programs as follows:

  • Must be in business for a minimum of 6 months;
  • Have Revenue Canada Taxation account;
  • Have Third party liability or WSIB coverage;
  • Have proper personnel and financial practices in place;
  • Be in good standing with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong.

Application Process:

Contact the Program Officer in your area or contact 1-800-545-5113.

  • Marlene Elder, Kenora Area/Western Region 1-800-545-5113 or (807) 468-2030
  • Leonas Favell, Dryden Area/Northern Region 1-866-227-1908 or (807) 737-2306
  • Glenda Henderson, Fort Frances/Eastern Area 1-866-391-1908 or (807) 274-0895
  • Candace Tucker, Southern Area 1-800-545-5113 or (807) 468-2030
  • Toll-Free 1-800-545-5113
  • Facsimile (807) 468-1813



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