November 28, 2023

BC Chamber of Commerce - Need People? Hire Youth with Disabilities

Calling all employers! Young people (aged 15-30) with disabilities want to work, yet they remain an under-utilized part of the labour force.

In 2022, Can Assist at the University of Victoria issued a survey to 463 young people with disabilities from across BC. Respondents shared that the top barriers they faced during their job search were:

* Being intimidated by the job search process; and
* Not having enough information in a job posting to understand if an employer would accommodate their needs, or if the workplace is inclusive to people with disabilities.

CanAssist is developing resources, specifically for employers, to help them address the barriers and tap into this large pool of eager job seekers. CanAssist needs employers’ help to determine which resources would be most valuable.

At the BC Chamber of Commerce, we strongly advocate for creating a more inclusive workplace. Please join us and take 3-5 minutes to complete this 10-question survey that runs from November 27, 2023, to December 8, 2023, at 4.00pm (PT).  Take the survey (3-5 mins)

The BC Chamber of Commerce Team

The BC Chamber of Commerce is grateful to operate on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.