This section offers a collection of valuable resources for students with disabilities including:
- Education & training
- Funding & financial assistance
- Employment services & support
- Resources & support from institutions
Deaf Referral Agencies Overview of e-Channel.ca
This American Sign Language (ASL) video describes the ways in which the online Literacy and Basic Skills program, e-Channel, provides no-cost services to Deaf adult Ontarians by Deaf Learn Now. The video is also subtitled.
Educational Support – Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
CHS provides sign language interpreters, computerized note takers, or assistive listening devices to give students an equal opportunity for success at school.
High School Transition Programs for Students with Disabilities
Get a sense of what to expect when beginning a post-secondary program by connecting with people who have first-hand experience in such programs.
SNOW – Special Needs Opportunity Window
SNOW offers news, resources, and online courses on special education, adaptive technologies, inclusive design, and web accessibility. SNOW is an educational outreach service of the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC) at the University of Toronto.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
If you suffer from vision loss, the CNIB has support services that you might find useful.
Seneca College - Literacy Options Educational Program
This is a program focusing on learners 19 years of age or older with identifiable disabilities. It is delivered by Seneca College in partnership with March of Dimes, the Toronto District School Board and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Education funding for people with disabilities
Includes links to services, benefits and programs to assist people with disabilities and their families.
Canada student grant for services and equipment for students with permanent disabilities
If you require exceptional education-related services or equipment, you may be eligible to receive the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. The assistance provided under this grant is determined apart from your assessed need.
Your portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities studying at Canada's colleges and universities.
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
The Opportunities Fund supports many activities to help people with disabilities—in particular those who are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. They help people overcome the barriers they may face as they enter the labour market.
NEADS Equity Through Education Award and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award
These awards are being offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities who often have greater barriers to higher education and extra costs because of their disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) Scholarships
The LDAO offers two awards – a bursary and a scholarship.
The Toronto Rehab Scholarship
This $20,000 scholarship supports the education and training of masters and doctoral students with disabilities who are studying in a rehabilitation-related field and plan on contributing to rehabilitation sciences as researchers.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
The Lilly-MDAO Moving Lives Scholarship will give out $12,500 to six successful scholarship recipients' with mood disorders so they may continue their studies within Ontario and meet their goals by helping them with financial assistance.
Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE)
The Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE) helps full and part-time postsecondary students with the costs of their disability-related educational services and equipment.
Employment Services - March of Dimes
March of Dimes offers services including skills assessment, job readiness training, paid placement, job search assistance and employment supports for youth.
Employment Services- Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
The CHS offers job-related counselling, leads & referrals, interpreters for your interviews, and job accommodations and supports.
NEADS Online Work System (NOWS)
The NEADS Online Work System (NOWS) is a bilingual, free, online tool where employers can post opportunities and search for job-ready candidates with disabilities
This workbook series helps adults with learning disabilities find out what sorts of employment suit their learning style and interests, and helps adults prepare for a better job fit.