705-268-3033 through Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology 705-235-3211
705-267-5850 through College Boreal
Ontario March of Dimes
Ontario Disability Employment Support Program (ODSP)
705-235-1700 or 1-800-513-3842
This is a Ministry of Community and Social Service program that provides employment supports for a person who has a physical disability or mental impairment that presents a substantial barrier in getting and maintaining employment. If one is eligible for this program, the services include: development of an employment plan, employment preparation and training, technical aids ranging from mobility devices and reading aids to adapted computers as well as the training to use them, interpreter, reader, note taker and intervener services, travel, route and orientation training, job placement support, job coaching and help with job searches, on the job training, transportation assistance while you are training for a job and childcare when no other option is available. One must be 16 years of age or over. Eligibility criteria must be met in order to qualify for this program.