If you are…

  • Seeking Work
  • A Business Owner
  • Or a Homeowner

AWS is here to meet your work needs!

 

Seeking Work?

If you are eligible for our program, AWS will help you prepare for, find, and retain work in your field.

First, we consider your individual interests, preferences, and skills. Then we market your strengths to service customers. All workers are covered under the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB). We handle the paperwork, and can assist with job coaching and transportation.

Eligibility

To become an AWS client, you must be at least 16 years old, an Ontario resident, and be willing and legally able to work in Canada. You may qualify for help if you have a disability that is expected to last a year, or more and that makes it hard for you to find or keep a job. You do not have to receive income benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program in order to qualify for Employment Supports.

For more information on becoming an AWS client please contact us.

 

Business Owners

You can benefit from hiring people with disabilities. Sometimes a hidden employee resource, our clients are often especially ready, willing, and able to make significant contributions to your organization.

With supports, disability-related barriers to employment can be overcome to ensure that people with disabilities are included as a valuable resource in the workplace.

If you don’t require continuing employees, our temporary work service can make reliable workers available for jobs and projects that meet your needs, such as:

  • Taking Stock
  • Cleaning
  • Office and Reception Duties
  • General Labour
  • Various Contracts

For more information on utilizing our business support services please contact us today.

 

Home Owners

Could you use help with odd jobs for a few hours, days, or on a continuing basis?

Our temporary work service can make dependable workers available for jobs such as:

  • Window Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Housecleaning
  • Wood Piling
  • Opening and Closing Cottages

To find out how we can service your needs please contact us today.

 

Benefits of Hiring

Many employers aren’t aware of the advantages in hiring someone with a disability related barrier:

  • A large untapped pool of labour, that is eager and available for immediate employment
  • Training support and other incentives are available to employers
  • Discovery of hidden or untapped talents within your community
  • Inclusion: Employees that more effectively reflect all sectors of the local population
  • Education to other staff members or management of disability related issues, and supports that are available

Anyone can become disabled during their working career. A disabled person may already have the necessary training to fill your vacant position and, not exceed their limits. Many workplace accommodations that might be required to support an employee are often low cost & may be subsidised. These same accommodations could protect your current employees from injury or fatigue.

 

Benefits of Working

Working improves income levels to meet basic needs, increases physical tolerance & basic health, grows experience, knowledge & skills, builds self-esteem & social skills. Working also increases motivation & can breakdown the stigma associated with having a disability.

 

To learn more about Access Work Service please visit our about us page.