York's Career Centre offers a range of services and events which are open to all York students and recent graduates as well as online resources to assist you with job searching, career exploration and finding ways to build your skills and experience.
The Career Centre's professional staff strive to provide quality career exploration and job search supports to York students and new graduates. In an effort to continue to make our services more accessible, students with disabilities may find supports in each of the areas indicated below.
York's Career Centre is elevator accessible. York students who require additional accommodations are encouraged to contact York's Student Accessibility Services, academic accommodation and support to students with disabilities in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities and York University Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities.
Career Centre Supports for Students with Disabilities
Are you having difficulty deciding on a career path? Are you unsure how your degree may relate to your future career? Do you feel challenged moving forward with your career exploration?
To discuss your career concerns, meet with one of our Career Counsellors.
Your first Career Counselling appointment is a 20-minute session booked online. Additional session(s) can be booked online at Experience York.
Offered in partnership with Student Accessibility Services for students with disabilities
Do you have questions regarding whether or not you should disclose your disability to an employer? If you decide to disclose your disability, do you wonder when and how you should do it? In this workshop/webinar you will get tips and suggestions regarding timing and method(s) of disclosure and have the opportunity to discuss your questions and concerns regarding disclosure at the workplace.
Resumé Support: For increased accessibility, students may request to complete a one-on-one Resumé Feedback Session in person, via telephone, or via email. The Resumé & Cover Letter Writing workshop is a prerequisite for one-on-one resumé support.
Job Search Advising: Students interested in expanding their job search resources, learning effective job search strategies, and networking and interview tips, may book a one-on-one Job Search Advising appointment with a Career Educator. These are 30-minute sessions in which one of your job search questions can be discussed. Students who are unable to attend an in-person appointment can request to complete their session via telephone or via email.
Interview Practice Session: Polish your interview skills and increase your confidence in this 30-minute session of practice and feedback. Come in person and receive a videotaped copy of your session (if requested) or attend via Skype.
Post-Graduate Studies Support: Students interested in applying to post-graduate studies such as master's and doctoral programs, teachers college, law school and professional studies may book a PhD Career Advising in person, via telephone or email.
- Watch video of Career Success Symposium 2017 for Students with Disabilities
- Watch video of Career Success Symposium 2016 for Students with Disabilities
Community Employment Supports in the Greater Toronto Area
- Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW): helping persons with disabilities find a job or career
- DiscoverAbility: promoting the hiring of persons with disabilities.
- Dolphin Digital Technologies: widely recognized for the use of technology to tackle social issues.
- Epilepsy Toronto: dedicated to the promotion of independence and optimal quality of life for all people with epilepsy.
- Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace: The Centre is a leading source of free, practical tools and resources to help improve psychological health and safety in the workplace.
- JobStart: employment opportunities for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities.
- JOIN Toronto Region: assisting persons living with disabilities to find employment and assisting employers to recruit qualified candidates to meet their hiring needs.
- JVS Toronto: specializing in working with individuals with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mental health issues, physical challenges and more.
- Lime Connect: offers scholarships and events which connect employers with students with disabilities.
- Specialisterne Canada: helping businesses and employers understand, value, and integrate the unique perspective and capabilities of people on the autism spectrum.
- Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP): an employment program designed for job seekers with disabilities. At no cost to the individual, WESP will support your employment preparation needs.
- Redwood Employment Inc, Redwood Accessibility: a recruitment firm dedicated to supporting individuals on the Autism spectrum sourcing career opportunities.
- Banking Career Opportunities:
- Entrepreneurship :
Disability Related Resources
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA): working to make Ontario more accessible to people with disabilities
- Canadian Human Rights Commission: protects people in Canada against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions
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- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): financial assistance, benefits and advancing your career
- Ontario Human Rights Commission: protects people in Ontario against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions
- Ability Magazine: American magazine with articles and job postings for people with disabilities.
- DisabilityAwards.ca: Canada's portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities
- Diversity World: the Diversity Shop offers DVDs, books, resources and a monthly e-newsletter.
- Great West Life:
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN) : leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
- National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS): supports access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
- Ready Willing & Able: national initiative active in 8 communities across Canada.
- Transition Resource Guide: resource guide for students with disabilities transitioning to post-secondary education.
Please Note: Descriptions of many of these resources are taken from language used on external websites. Claims and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Career Centre or York University.
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