Canadian Association for Supported Employment


CASE investigates emerging trends and challenges in supported employment.

CASE is committed to sharing and advancing evidence-based best practices and innovative approaches around supported employment and inclusive workplaces for persons experiencing disability.

Before best practices can be established, the successes and challenges must be understood, various approaches must be discussed with diverse stakeholders, and potential new methods must be tested. CASE collaborates with stakeholders in the supported employment sector to learn about the experiences of persons living with disability, including those with intersectional identities, as they navigate their employment journeys.

Ongoing Research Projects

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DEAM Discussions- shaping the development of national resources for the supported employment community of job seekers, employers and service providers

CASE and Inclusion Canada’s Ready, Willing and Able Initiative are thrilled to introduce, DEAM Discussions, a series of five focus group sessions held throughout September and October. By participating, you can help shape the development of national resources for the supported employment community of job seekers, employers and service providers.  

Past Research Projects

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Diversity Works aimed to understand the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) who experience disability (BIPOC-D) as they navigate their employment journey with the assistance of supported employment service providers.

The Mentoring Effect: Youth Experiencing Disability

What prevents children and youth experiencing disability from accessing mentors and how can we close the mentoring gap? This Issue Brief was conducted in partnership with Mentor Canada.

Canada COVID-19 Impact on Disability Employment Outcomes and Services

CASE partnered with APSE (Association of People Supporting Employment First) in their mission to assess the direct impact that COVID-19 has had on disability employment outcomes and services. They also identified any programming needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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If you are interested in a research collaboration with CASE, please reach out to us at [email protected].


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