Welcome

What is the Opportunities Fund?

  • A program that assists persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.
  • It provides financial assistance for training, self-employment and wage-subsidized employment and adaptive equipment.
  • The Wage Subsidy program provides financial reimbursement to employers who want to hire and train eligible job seekers.
  • The Work Experience or Wage Subsidy agreement durations and subsidies will be negotiated based on the skills development required

Employer

Employer Eligibility

  • Registered business with Canada Revenue Agency (GST#) and has a legal business name
  • Have been in business for 1 year
  • Have WCB coverage and provide the Worksafe Account #
  • Covers the Mandatory Employee Related Costs (MERCs)
  • Offer the likelihood of on-going long-term employment upon completion of the wage subsidy

Employer Application

To discuss a wage subsidy, connect with the Community Coordinator in your area. Click to see map below. Click here for Employer Application Form.

Client

Client Eligibility

  • Persons who have a self-disclosed disability or chronic health condition
  • Persons who are unemployed or underemployed
  • Persons who are eligible to work in Canada
  • Persons who are ineligible for Employment Insurance programs and services
  • Persons who reside in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky Corridor or Sunshine Coast

Client Application

  • Work with an Employment Case Manager
  • Self-referral may be considered, please contact a Community Coordinator. See map below

What Areas Do We Serve?

Community Coordinators

VANCOUVER TO NEW WESTMINSTER
Roxana Tatomir
(604)  630-3033
Roxana.Tatomir@bc-cfa.org

RICHMOND TO LANGLEY
Mike Taculad

(604) 451-5511 Ext. 1255
 Mike.Taculad@bc-cfa.org

TRI-CITIES TO FRASER VALLEY
Sandy Liles

(604) 630-3038
Sandy.Liles@bc-cfa.org

General Enquiries

Tel: (604) 451-5511
Fax: (604) 630-3041

Mailing Address:
The Opportunities Fund

BC Centre for Ability
2805 Kingsway, Vancouver V5R 5H9

The Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities is a program of the BC Centre for Ability.
The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative