Accessibility 2024 is the 10-year action plan to make B.C. the most progressive jurisdiction in Canada for people with disabilities. B.C.’s goal is to have the highest labour market participation for people with disabilities in Canada. Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development –and the Province – are working to realize this goal. With close to one million job openings expected in B.C. over the next decade, the 334,000 British Columbians (aged 15 to 64) with disabilities represent an important talent pool.
The Province is taking action to realize this goal:
- $9 million over three years for the Technology@Work Program, which provides individuals with assistive technology products or services to overcome workplace barriers.
- More than $4 million in funding for innovative post-secondary training aimed at increasing the success of people with disabilities in trades, technical and high-demand market programs.
- More than $164 million for WorkBC Employment Services Centres to support employment services for clients with disabilities in first four years of the program.