Program: Enhancing Community Capacity for Employment Opportunities
Vital Sign: Standard of Living
Total Grant: $22,999 ($2,690 from donor contributions)
The Island Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre Association received a 2013 Community Grant to enhance community capacity for employment opportunities. This project is designed to improve accessibility to local job markets for greater economic inclusion of vulnerable people with hearing loss. The focus of a new Job Developer position will be to research and contact 250 businesses on Vancouver Island to develop relationships, provide education and understanding of the abilities of the Centre's client base that then lead to appropriate employment opportunities. Over the next two years, the goal is to help secure employment for 20 to 40 individuals – those who currently have multiple barriers to employment.