The Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) promotes the rights of all Deaf people to obtain an employment. The CAD-ASC urges the strengthening of both federal and provincial employment equity legislation, more aggressive information campaigns to eliminate business concerns about the cost of accommodation, and more funding for the Deaf community to enable it to employ, train, and promote Deaf workers.
Federal and Provincial Jurisdictions: The Federal government has devolved to the Provinces many responsibilities with regard to employment. The Federal Government retains responsibility for Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), the Opportunities Fund (OF) and the Labor Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD).
Interested to join on Deaf employment issues, please contact your provincial Deaf affiliates for more information.