“Our government’s top priority is jobs and the economy” – MP Rickford

Greg RickfordTHUNDER BAY – The Government of Canada is helping people with disabilities in Thunder Bay develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs. Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, announced that the Independent Living Resource Centre Thunder Bay will receive more than $590,000 through the Government’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

“Our government’s top priority is jobs and the economy. In today’s environment, it is important that all Canadians have the skills they need to participate and succeed in the job market,” said Rickford. “By supporting this project, we are getting closer to this objective, while maximizing the potential and the independence of our fellow citizens with disabilities.”

With assistance from the federal Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, the Independent Living Resource Centre’s Creating Employability Options project will help 345 people with disabilities develop a range of work and life skills that they need to participate in the job market.