Paving the Path for Work

September Session

Starting September 6, we’re holding a new session of Paving the Path for Work. It’s an interactive, educational program for people with disabilities, who have limited exposure to paid employment. If you’ve never had a job – or have very limited work experience – this impactful course is an opportunity for you to explore the world of work and learn what having a job can mean for you. 

Are you interested in learning about: 

  • Appropriate workplace behaviours 
  • Goal setting 
  • Budgeting 
  • Assistive technology 
  • And more 

You’ll also: 

  • Participate in engaging, small group discussions 
  • Take virtual tours of workplaces 
  • Learn from the facilitator, employers and fellow participants 
  • Build your confidence and independence 


We’re currently accepting applications for the September session. To apply or learn more, please contact Lisa Livingston, Regional Employment Services Manager, at or 226-747-6196. 
Thanks to generous support from Scotiabank, March of Dimes Canada is able to offer this four-week program to people across Canada free of charge. To be eligible, you must commit to attending three weekly workshops for four weeks (each workshop will last from one to three hours). 

Still not sure if Paving the Path for Work is right for you? Find out why past participant Claudius Chizinga recommends the program:

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Claudius Chizinga

For Claudius Chizinga, participating in March of Dimes Canada’s Paving the Path for Work program was an opportunity to learn more about the world of employment – and sharpen life skills like budgeting – in an inclusive and engaging atmosphere.

For Claudius, one of the highlights was connecting with visiting employers. When Claudius asked a restaurant manager about hiring employees with disabilities, he was happy to learn about the accommodations the company would provide. “We also talked about how to manage your money so you can pay your bills when you decide to live by yourself,” he shared.