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There are approximately 500,000 working-age adults with intellectual disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder who with the right support, community investment and employer leadership could be employed at a rate similar to other Canadians

The Ready, Willing & Able initiative is designed to increase labour force participation of persons with intellectual disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, and thereby advance economic productivity and social inclusion in Canada.

Ready, Willing & Able works by scaling up proven methods that are active in communities throughout the country and are demonstrating positive impact. These local initiatives are linked and expanded through six key elements: