Canadian Association for Supported Employment

Developing Intersectional Employment Services

Developing Intersectional Employment Services

The strength of the Canadian workforce lies in its diversity. Different job seekers hold different social identities. It is important for employment practitioners to consider these identities and their intersections when supporting different job seekers. This understanding allows them to individualize their employment support to assist every job seeker to reach their full potential.  

This course has been developed from the Diversity Works research project, facilitated by CASE between November 2021-June 2022. 

Building on the research findings, this brief course explores: 

  • the employment experiences of job seekers who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour and experience disability (BIPOC-D), 
  • the impact of intersectionality for BIPOC-D job seekers, 
  • the importance of developing anti-racist practices and a broader understanding of disability within employment services, and 
  • recommendations and strategies to improve employment support for BIPOC-D job seekers. 

Course Delivery

This course is delivered online and can be completed at your convenience in about 2 hours. It offers information, strategies, and downloadable resources. Successful participants receive micro-credentials which can be posted on social media channels like LinkedIn or websites to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

You can self-register for the course and begin learning at any time on the CASE learning portal. For any further assistance, contact: [email protected]. 


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