IMPACT Project – Employers share their experience

Businesses hiring people with disabilities experience a 72% increase in productivity. However, as of March 31, 2019, only 24.2% of individuals supported by Community Living BC (CLBC) reported some employment earnings, with 82% of these reporting earnings below $10,000 a year (CLBC, 2019). IMPACT aims to address these low employment outcomes by intervening with transitioning youth between the ages of 15 – 19. Over three years 300 youth will have the opportunity to explore different kinds of employment and contribute to businesses and their communities, helping companies be successful and competitive. In this video employers participating in IMPACT share their experience of the project and the value of this partnership for their business.