Workplace Support Program

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The overall objective of the Workplace Support Program is to improve employment outcomes of persons with disabilities by increasing labour market participation rates. There are two components to the Workplace Support Program - 1) Workplace Attendant Support component and 2) Technical Aids and Assistive Devices component. The Workplace Support Program is funded by the Province of Nova Scotia with the goal of improving the employment situation for Nova Scotians having disability.(Program Guidelines)

Funding through the Workplace Attendant Support component of the Program is intended to support individuals having a significant disability who are starting an employment opportunity and require supports related to the performance of the job. This program is intended to support individuals who have employment in the competitive labour market only. The program is not intended to support individuals who are self-employed. (Support Application)

Funding through the Technical Aids and Assistive Devices component of the Program is intended to support individuals having a disability who are currently employed or are starting an employment opportunity in the competitive labour market and require supports to do the job. (Technical Aid Application)