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|The marketAbilities Program of Manitoba Families offers a wide range of employment focused services to assist adults with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment.|
|Vocational Counselling: A Vocational Counsellor will assist in exploring vocational goals based on the individual's interests, abilities and skills.
Assessment: Specialized vocational assessments may be used to assist in identifying appropriate employment options and supports.
Vocational Planning: Planning is done on an individual basis to address each person's unique training or employment support needs. It may involve a single service, or a multi-year training plan that includes a variety of supports.
Vocational Training: Vocational training may include specific job development and/or post-secondary or other adult education courses.
Support Services: Support services may be provided to accommodate disability-related barriers to employment and may include supported employment, disability-related education expenses, sign language interpreting, provision of technical equipment, or building or vehicle modifications.
Direct Employment Services: These services may include job search, resume preparation, establishment of contacts with job placement agencies, job referral, training-on-the-job, and supports required to obtain or maintain employment.
|To be eligible for the marketAbilities Program, a person must be:
Applications for services must include proof of a qualifying disability diagnosed or assessed by an appropriate professional.
|Employment-focused services for people with a mental, psychiatric or learning disability are provided through the regional offices of Manitoba Family Services. For individuals with physical disabilities, services are provided through three designated agencies.|
|8:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Friday|
|Individuals with a visual disability may contact:
1080 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M3
ITY Deaf Access Line: 204-775-9802
Individuals with a spinal cord injury may contact:
Individuals with other physical disabilities, including the Deaf or hard of hearing, may contact:
|1-800-855-0511 (Manitoba Relay Service)|
|The marketAbilities Program is cost shared by the Government of Canada under the Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities.|