About Project Accessful

Reimagining student success through accessibility is the goal of a new initiative being lead by OSSTF and its members in District 19, funded by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, Employment Strategy & Outreach Division.

Project Accessful aims to dramatically improve employment for youth with disabilities, to diversify the workforce and to grow a stronger culture of acceptance within the province, which exemplifies the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Five key audiences are invited to participate: students (identified through IPRC); education support workers and teachers; parents; employers; and social agencies – with the goal of strengthening employability skills and accessing employment opportunities for students in Gr 10 through 12 with learning, physical, and mental health disabilities.

Multi-day conferences, called Symposia, will be held for each of the key Accessful stakeholder groups using Open Space Technology (OST), a method for organizing and running multi-day conferences where participants focus on the important task of identifying Barriers to Employment for Youth with Disabilities.’

The project started in 2018. This website has been developed to promote online resources and in-school programming, and access to videos that document the before, during and after stages of Project Accessful.

Sponsors & Participants

Presented by

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) is a federation representing 60,000 members across the province. OSSTF/FEESO believes that public education is the cornerstone of equity and democracy within our diverse society. OSSTF members, as professionals supporting students throughout their school years, are advocates for a culture of equity and acceptance.

In co-operation with

Peel board is committed to provide an environment in all of its facilities that builds independence, dignity and respect for our students, parents / guardians, the public and ourstaff. The board promotes continual improvement of accessibility and the on-going removal of barriers in order to provide greater equity for all in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

With support from

Ontario is the first province and one of the first jurisdictions in the world to enact specific legislation establishing a goal and time-frame for accessibility. It is also the first jurisdiction to legislate accessibility reporting and to establish standards so people with disabilities can participate more actively in their communities.

Statements & Policies

Accessibility Statement

We are committed to making our web site and its various content pieces fully accessible. Accessibility holds the key to equality for young people with disabilities, who, together with their …

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Privacy Statement

Accessful is committed to protecting the privacy of your information. We provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your …

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Land Acknowledgement

Peel District School Board Peel DSB would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The acknowledgement recognizes Indigenous …

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