Service: Employment Supports
|Record #: ORI0826||Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015||Last Full Update: 06 Jul 2015|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-565-9871|
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm|
|Description and Service|
|Former Name||Ontario. Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services. Orillia Office|
|Description (Service)||The Employment Supports Program of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is designed to assist people to overcome (reduce or eliminate) substantial disability related barriers to seek and/or maintain competitive employment * and can help people find and keep a job, or advance their career.
Eligible participants may receive assistance to access goods and services which could include things such as employment planning assistance * training * technical aids ranging from mobility devices and reading aids to adapted computers and the training to use them * interpreter * reader * and note taker
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Ontario resident * legally allowed to work in Canada * have a substantial physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year or more, and makes it hard for you to find or keep a job
You don’t have to be receiving income support from ODSP to be eligible for employment supports
|Application||You can print out the application package using the links below, or call/visit your local ODSP office to request a package and get more information about specific services where you live.
The application package contains these forms:
Application for Employment Supports
Verification of Disability/Impairment
If you are already receiving ODSP income support, you do not need to complete the Verification of Disability/Impairment form.
If you are not receiving ODSP income support, the Verification of Disability/Impairment form must be completed by an approved, health care professional who can describe your disability/impairment and explain how it impacts your ability to find and keep work.
You must sign the “Consent to Release Medical Information” section included in this form, before taking it to an approved healthcare professional.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Areas Served||Midland ; Orillia ; Oro-Medonte ; Penetanguishene ; Ramara ; Severn ; Springwater ; Tay ; Tiny|
|Located In Community||Orillia|
|Address & Map|
|Intersection||Memorial Ave and Hwy 12|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 98
Orillia, ON L3V 6H9
|Legal Status||(30) Provincial Government|
|Funding||Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services|
|Print Material||Rights and Responsibilities document available upon request|