At Easterseals, we break down barriers to employment for people with disabilities, people facing disadvantages, and veterans. We walk beside the individuals we serve as they discover their path to living more independent lives through social enterprise, youth, vocational and social & recreational services.
Our community is stronger when it wholly includes and builds upon the abilities of all its members. Job skill development is the goal of Easterseals vocational services. We provide people with disabilities and disadvantages the skills and supports they need to get and keep jobs.
The best way to ensure a person is ready for community employment is to first employ them ourselves. These agency-run businesses expand training and employment opportunities, while contributing to the self-sufficiency of the agency. They include: Building Value, InsideOut Art Studio and Packaging Centers.
With a partnership with Easter Seals National and the Dixon Center, Easterseals provides service to military and veterans with disabilities, seen and unseen. Services include education support, and a veteran's employment program.
Our vision is a community where everyone experiences the pride of achievement and the security of belonging. Whether a person needs assistance in reaching an employment goal or would like a place to go to maintain the routine and friendships they've come to rely upon, our programs for adults with disabilities are designed with their desires in mind.
Helping youth transition successfully from school to post-secondary school or employment is the goal of Youth Services. At Easterseals, youth with disabilities and youth at risk of not graduating receive added supports to prepare for the next stage of life.
Morgan's work at InsideOut Studio in Hamilton has developed her skills as an artist, public speaker, and an advocate for Easterseals.