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The Opportunities Fund can provide disability supports for both individuals and employers. Here’s how!


  1. Paid Work Experience / Wage Subsidy
  2. Skills for Employment (for courses and programs not eligible for student loans or WorkBC funding)
  3. Self-Employment
  4. Professional Development / Skills for Advancement funding
  5. Support Services and Accommodation Support while in the above activities

Employers – Inclusive Hiring and Employee Advancement:

  1. Inclusive Hiring support – posting jobs; job-matching with possible candidates; developing inclusive hiring policies to advance your organization’s commitment to inclusion
  2. Partial coverage of a new employee’s wages for a negotiated period of time reducing recruitment costs
  3. Support Services and Accommodation Support
  4. Provide funding for Career Advancement / Professional Development of current employees
  5. Partial coverage of an employee’s wages while in the Professional Development or on the job training

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 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 is not accepted for the time being. Please contact your local WorkBC centre for employment services

What Areas Do We Serve?

Community Coordinators

Roxana Alexandrescu
(604)  630-3033

Sandy McLeod

(604) 753-9756

Mike Taculad

(604) 451-5511 Ext. 1255

General Inquiries

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