Canadian Association for Supported Employment


Building Stronger Workforce

Diversity and inclusion are critical to business performance. Creating an inclusive and diverse work environment can boost productivity, morale, and creative thinking while leading to innovation in products and services.

On average, 3 in 4 job seekers are searching for companies with a commitment to building and supporting a diverse workforce. Regardless of qualifications and skills, people who experience disability remain less likely to be employed than people who do not. Unconscious biases and systemic barriers prevent this pool of talented candidates from gaining a foothold in the Canadian workforce. So how can employers and employment service providers play an active role in harnessing the power of this segment of the workforce?

The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) is a national network of employment service providers who are committed to supporting employers in building diverse and inclusive workforces. The free courses outlined below were designed by employment, learning, and diversity/inclusion specialists, along with HR professionals. These courses are relevant and open to both service providers and employers.

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Nature of Innovation

This course explores the role of innovation in achieving sustainable businesses and advancing the inclusion of persons experiencing disability within the Canadian workforce. 

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Guiding Principles for a Great Fit

This course provides an overview of supported employment and outlines the importance of improving diversity, equity, and inclusion to strengthen business performance. 

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Accessible Communications

This course provides strategies to optimize business communications to be more accessible and inclusive in order to improve efficiency, engagement, and reach. 

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Preparing to be a Mentor

This course discusses the value of mentorships for both mentors and mentees and provides strategies to facilitate successful and inclusive mentorships. 

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Developing Intersectional Employment Services

This course introduces the idea of intersectionality in relation to employment services and provides actionable strategies to improve employment support for Indigenous and racialized job seekers experiencing disability.  

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