As a proud partner and new member of the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN), SPHERE (Support for People with a Handicap Exploring the Road to Employment) is delighted to open a new Ontario office that will facilitate access to its services in the province. Now, Marilyne Lapierre (photo above), a Project Officer based in Ottawa, will give Ontario employment integration professionals access to an enhanced range of financial measures to support clients, in addition to those already in place.
With the benefit of an important annual budget from the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, SPHERE is positioned as one of the major players in Canada supporting the employment integration of people with a physical, mental or intellectual disability. Currently operating in 6 Canadian provinces, last year the organization in collaboration with frontline partners supported nearly 900 Canadians in their journey towards employment. A number that continues to increase since 1997, when the first participants were served.
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