Workforce Development for Persons with Disabilities (WFD-PD)
Applying for Support
Who can Apply
Applications can be made by any:
Individual applicants are eligible to receive funding support for the disability-related costs of their participation in education, training and employment programs, or to pay for an assessment to determine the impact of disability on training, education and employment,
Examples of disability-related supports include technical aids, tutoring, attendant care, note taking, interpreting, specialized transportation, and so on.
When educational-related supports are required, the student must apply for funding through Student Financial Assistance before WFD-PD. Grants for disability-related needs are accessed by applying to the Student Loans Program. (See the link below for Assistance for Students with Permanent Disabilities.)
The program will consider project-based applications that are developed by Community-Based Organizations. Any proposal submitted must show a direct link to mainstream employment, and must address and document individual needs.
Employers who are hiring a person with a disability can receive support for the disability-related costs of accommodating that person.
Typical accommodation costs would include such interventions as wage subsidies, technical supports, job coach and job shadowing. Generally, capital costs will not be approved.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete and submit both a Labour Market Services Registration Form and the appropriate Workforce Development (WFD) Application Form.
Submit your completed WFD Application and LMS Registration Forms to your nearest LMS office.