Do you identify as having a disability or mental health challenge? Interested in gaining paid, hands-on experience in your area of study?
Take part in CanWork, a pilot project for all learners that will give you the tools for long-term success.
Apply early – spots are limited.
CanWork is a pilot project that supports students who identify as having a disability or mental health challenges as they engage in meaningful, paid, degree-related work experience during their degrees and develop tools for long-term success.
As a partnership between the University of Victoria’s CanAssist and the Co-operative Education Program, CanWork aims to increase the participation of students who self-identify as having challenges in work-integrated learning opportunities.
Through the program, job coaches can support participants while on their work sites, helping students
to master their tasks, achieve independence and contribute to the workplace. As part of this pilot,
participants’ employment readiness will be measured pre- and post-employment.