MLPD partners in funded projects led by partner organizations. These projects allow us to continue our work towards a more equal world. Some of these projects are listed below.
Supporting Mid-Career Workers with disabilities (MCWD) (In process)
The Supporting Mid-Career Workers with Disabilities through Community-building, Education, and Career-Progression Resources (MCWD) project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre. It addresses career adaptability by targeting the adaptive response skills development needs of MCWD. Through fostering and strengthening career adaptability, the project aims to potentiate other work underway to ameliorate the barriers MCWD and other disability cohorts face in the Canadian labour market.
The MCWD project consists of three phases over a two-year period that will assess MCWD needs and through a systematic development, implementation, and evaluation process, create tools and resources to develop and build upon the career adaptive response skills of MCWD.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
- Gain insight into the experiences and needs of MCWD related to employment and career adaptability as well as, the perceptions of employers and disability organizations/advocacy groups about tools and resources to support MCWD.
- Develop and launch tools and resources to support MCWD focusing in three areas: education-related services, virtual peer-to-peer networking and support, and employment-related career coaching and other resources.
- Conduct evaluations of user experiences with tools and resources developed and outline the impact of the interventions on the career adaptive responses of users.
Our team consists of researchers from four post-secondary institutions (Ontario Tech University, Nipissing University, Durham College, and York University) and four not-for-profit provincial and national organizations (Quebec Association for Equity and Inclusion in Post-Secondary Education (AQEIPS), Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD), National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS). The project is led by Dr. Sue Coffey.
Resources Developed by MLPD can be found here.
Disability Confidence Impacts on Finance (DCIF) (In process)
The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) led project, entitled “Disability Confidence Impacts on Finance” (DCIF), will develop tools and resources pertaining to the Canadian financial sector and focus on the priority areas of accessible service design/delivery and accessible workplaces as they relate to the Accessible Canada Act. Using an evidence-informed intersectional approach, DCIF includes the development and launching of an online toolkit specifically designed for the Canadian financial sector, featuring products, guidance, and services designed to promote the Accessible Canada Act while also meeting the talent needs of the sector. Incorporating qualitative research such as case studies and examples, this unique toolkit will be composed with the entire financial sector, including its various roles, in mind. This toolkit will aid managers and staff across all departments to define and understand ‘Disability Confidence,’ and what it means to be confident and not just compliant in all areas pertaining to disability. A secondary objective of our project is to bring the community of disability-focused organizations together to collectively support the development of the toolkit, while ensuring that all organizations’ unique viewpoints are captured and incorporated within the final product.
MLPD is an In-Depth Partner in this project. We engage in the project, its partners, and staff, with a focus on meeting the project objectives as a collaboration of Community Partners who represent varied perspectives and areas of expertise.
This is a two year project slated to end on August 2022.
Nothing about us without us – Disability Rights Online (Completed project)
RAISING AWARENESS/UNDERSTANDING & BUILDING CAPACITY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The Project objectives are to raise awareness of Canadians with disabilities, particularly youth with disabilities and persons with disabilities from ethno-cultural communities, about available human rights remedies to discrimination and how to access those remedies. We offer accessible in-person and online training opportunities on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol (OP) in the context of the Canadian Human Rights System.
The purpose of this training is to increase awareness of how to remedy discrimination using more familiar Canadian human rights laws such as Human Rights Codes and the newer international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Our aim is to reach people with disabilities who are willing to make a commitment to share their knowledge with peers in their communities and organizations, primarily focusing on youth with disabilities and people with disabilities from ethno-cultural communities.
The project is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and implemented by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) in collaboration with Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. (CMDCI), Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO), Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) and National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS).
Empower U: Learn to Access Your Disability Rights Training on Canadian Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol (OP) training aims to increase awareness of how to address discrimination using more familiar Canadian human rights laws such as Human Rights Codes and the newer international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This is training for persons with disabilities by persons with disabilities.
For more information visit their website here.