Update! Oct. 22, 2013

The Government Relations Committee met last week and among the topics discussed were: the status of the ‘On-hold’ disability service providers under Employment Ontario; and, the Canada Jobs Grant status that could have a major impact on the Federal-Provincial Labour Market Agreements (LMA) and subsequently, employment services provided for people with disabilities.

The Federal Throne Speech referenced the LMA’s: “take further steps to see that those traditionally under-represented in the workforce, including people with disabilities, youth and Aboriginal Canadians, find the job training they need.” The Speech went on to say: “Our Government will work with provinces and territories on a new generation of labour market agreements to more effectively connect Canadians with disabilities to employers and in-demand jobs.

The Network will continue to monitor the LMA negotiations and will keep you informed of our key messages and strategies going forward.

Don’t forget to to mark your calendar as The Network will be hosting the ‘Employment First’ Day Conference on December 4, 2013. The event will be held at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto.  Further details and registration information are coming soon.

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