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Employment and Transitions

Inclusion Saskatchewan's Employment and Transition Facilitators (ETFs) help individuals with intellectual disabilities find community employment, support for post-secondary education, and to make the transition from student to adult life. Funded by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, the ETFs travel to schools and communities throughout the province building positive working relationships with families, schools, employers, and other community-based organizations.

 

Who We Support

At Inclusion Saskatchewan we use the term intellectual disability, which is in alignment with our national partner, Inclusion Canada. We use intellectual disability as an umbrella term and support people with clinical diagnoses of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and also support people who identify as neurodivergent. This means that we support autistic people as well as people with FASD and ADHD. We may have limitations on how much support we can provide based on the funding we receive and the resources available to people in the community.

Student & Adult Employment

Inclusion Saskatchewan's Student & Adult Employment program is about assisting individuals to find real work for real pay. ETFs support individuals in their search for employment by:

 

    •  Working with employers and providing information on disability.  

    •  Offering practical tools to help the student create a successful bridge to employment.

    •  Acting as liaison for funding for job coaching or other disability related costs.

    •  Attending interviews and providing disability information to employers and businesses.

    •  Providing job maintenance support when necessary.

Inclusion Saskatchewan’s transition planning service is designed to help any individual transition successfully out of high school and into adult life. We start the transitioning planning process as early as age 15, primarily focusing on advising individuals on how best to navigate a transition, making referrals and connections to other community-based organizations, and providing tools and resources for transition planning.

Transition Planning
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do we start planning and how often do we meet?

A: We like to start meeting students and families at the age of 15. It can take years to come up with well prepared plans. We meet as often as needed. 

Q: Who is involved in a transition meeting?

A: The student we are helping plan for, the family, an advocate, a CLSD worker, an ETF, a family service worker, and/or an Autism Consultant. 

Q: Does Inclusion Saskatchewan provide funds for transportation?

A: While we recognize that transportation is often a barrier to employment, the ET program does not provide support dollars for transportation. 

Q: Who is responsible for organizing meetings and where are they held?

A: Typically the meetings are held at the school. The school/teacher/resource teacher is responsible for setting up the meeting.

Q: What employment supports are available?

A: We offer job coaching supports as well as business coach supports for entrepreneurs. If someone needs an accommodation to be able to do their job and be successful we can also provide funds to purchase technical devices.

EMPLOYMENT & TRANSITIONS TEAM
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Sheila Anderson 

Manager of Employment and Transitions - Saskatoon

(306) 381-9209

SheilaA@inclusionsk.com

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Talha Shahid

Employment and Transition Facilitator - Saskatoon

(306) 281-3418

TalhaS@inclusionsk.com

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Jenelle Fortier

Employment and Transition Facilitator - Regina

(306) 533-9451

JenelleF@inclusionsk.com

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Chelsey Fredette

Employment and Transition Facilitator - Prince Albert

(306) 941-9060

ChelseyF@inclusionsk.com

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