About Careers for Inclusion.
Careers for Inclusion has delivered the Ontario Disability Employment Support Program on behalf of the Ministry of Community and Social Services since 2004.
How We Help
With extensive experience in Simcoe’s County’s ever growing employer base, the continuing development of new employer relations and experience locating appropriate work for our clients, we are well equipped and experienced to help YOU GET A JOB!
Our specialized one on one service and maintaining a personal connection, supports clients every step of the way. When you celebrate reaching your job goal, we are there to support your success for the long term and help you to maintain your job!
Demonstrating sensitivity and the ability to establish a rapport with individuals, employers and community partners, provides a wrap around approach to service delivery, resulting in positive employment outcomes.
It is my passion and pleasure to serve persons with diverse abilities, assisting to remove barriers to paid competitive employment. Careers for Inclusion provides Employment Support Services, but more importantly we provide support and encouragement to individuals on their journey towards greater independence and inclusion in their community resulting in increased self esteem and a higher quality of life. Observing participant growth and achievement is my greatest reward!
I bring to the agency; over 25 years of experience in providing Employment Support Services in Simcoe County. My areas of study include Social/Human Services, Individual and Group Counselling, Addictions and Mental Health, Supported Employment Specialist Certification and Business Development. I enjoy meeting new people at community events and exploring potential work placements for our clients. Building employer partnerships changes the way people with disabilities are perceived and how they are able to contribute. The number of participating employers has grown rapidly over the last several years as awareness of the positive benefits to businesses are experienced. An inclusive workplace is a positive, respectful, and productive workplace! Community partners also share our passion of assisting clients to reach their full potential.
Manager of Employment Services, Career Development Consultant
I am very honoured and blessed to be part of the Careers for Inclusion team. I have over 20 years of experience working with diversified individuals in a variety of settings. Prior to working with Careers for Inclusion, I have significant experience as an educator, teaching and tutoring individuals with disabilities, including work related injuries as well as the Social Service field as a Family Support Worker. Further, I enjoy my role of Chairperson and Secretary on the Board of Directors for Checkered Door Academy, a community agency that serves local Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Social Communication Difficulties, who are transitioning to adulthood.
As a graduate of York University with a Bachelor of Sociology Degree and a Bachelor of Education Degree, my experience in education and social services, partnered with the knowledge and hands on experience as a parent of a child with a disability, I bring a unique skill set to Careers for Inclusion.
My role as Employment Services Manager as well as Career Development Consultant, provides opportunity for me to use my skills and experience to train and mentor staff in the provision of services to our client base, assisting in achieving positive employment outcomes.
I enjoy connecting with community partners and potential employers, working in partnership to provide a wrap-around approach to support in reducing barriers and enhancing employment success!
Career Development Consultant
I am honoured to be part of the Careers for Inclusion team assisting individuals to achieve their employment goals. I have worked for 20 years as an employment counsellor, job developer, job coach, and facilitator. My experience also includes developing and delivering life and employment skills programs to diverse groups of people. I graduated Athabasca University with a General Studies Applied Business Focus Degree and Georgian College with a Business Diploma. I have taken a variety of training including counselling, personal outcome measures, mediation, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention. I am passionate about helping people transition through the uncertainty of unemployment to find, succeed in, and maintain a position suited to them. I enjoy working with job seekers, employers, and community partners to support employment goals. Working with individuals I seek to be guided by person-directed planning and individual self-direction. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals.
Career Development Consultant
It is my pleasure to introduce Renata Vasquez! Renata has participated in several employment contracts with Careers for Inclusion, assisting to provide coverage for staff on leave. Renata is an Honors Graduate of Georgian College, Social Service Worker Program and continues her studies at Laurentian University to obtain an Indigenous Bachelor of Social Work Degree.