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Michael Bach speaks about Federal Funding for Ready, Willing and Able


Michael Bach CACL EVP speaks to The Star about the recent funding announcement for Ready, Willing and Able.

“The assumption is you graduate high school and you go on welfare. That’s the trajectory for people with intellectual disabilities in this country,” said Michael Bach, the executive vice-president of CACL.

“There’s some great examples of programs that are helping people shift into the labour market, but (they are) small scale. So what we want to do use this initiative to scale up what we know works by tapping the leadership of employers.”

"The federal funding will help connect another 1,200 people with jobs over the next three years", Bach said.

Read the whole article on The Stars website, Job training for Canadians with intellectual disabilities gets boost in federal budget