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The Tech Diversity Online program, offered entirely online through this website, provides assistance and support to those seeking employment or wanting to become self-employed.

Each year an increasing number of people living with a disability or chronic health issue are considering their options for employment or self-employment as a viable career option. The website will give you the tools you need to research your career options and continue on to receive support with your job search or help with researching your business idea and preparing your business plan.

The website provides you with exercises and resources to guide you in achieving your career goals, along with access to weekly workshops, webinars, and tutorials. Based on a detailed intake assessment and interview, our experienced and caring staff will provide ongoing assistance to help support you in finding and maintaining employment or growing and managing your own business.

According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, three in five (59 percent) working-age Canadians with disabilities were employed in 2017. The survey also estimated that of people with disabilities who were not working (or in school), nearly 645,000 people (39 percent of unemployed people with disabilities) had the potential to work. This means that three in four (76 percent) people with disabilities—the overwhelming majority—have the capacity to work.

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Make A Change Canada also offers online Certificate Programs in Applied Web Development and Design. In as little as six months you can build your own website and gain valuable technology skills using industry-standard Adobe CC, Bootstrap, and light coding tools such as Brackets. Earn your digital technology certificate online as you build your business from the comfort and convenience of home.

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If you are considering self-employment, there are many ways to strike out on your own so you can experience what it is like to own your own business without taking a big risk. One popular option is to take on work as a freelancer as a side job or “gig.” Even someone who offers wedding photography on weekends would be considered self-employed, at least on a part-time basis. Starting small can help you explore self-employment before jumping headfirst into a larger endeavour.

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