Ability Expo is a joint production of two Toronto-based companies.
Our two companies, Owlware Ltd. and Community Outreach Canada, have collaborated for two years to present what we believe is Canada’s first Internet-based trade show geared exclusively to people with disabilities and to suppliers of goods and services to the disability sector.
Owlware has been a service supplier for over six years to such agencies as ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program), Ontario Works and Service Canada. We have worked with hundreds of disability applicants, supplying training, workplace assistance and work placement, with a particular emphasis on the IT sector. Because of our involvement in IT, we have been well-placed in designing and implementing web-based solutions to a broad range of end-users, and we have recently been contracted by Workopolis in helping to launch a complementary product to its traditional offering, a product geared specifically to diversity employment in Canada.
Community Outreach Canada has not only been a strategic partner of Owlware’s over the years in implementing the employment outreach programs, but has networked with such agencies as Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Service Canada. We have extensive experience in setting up job fairs, and in addition to being a major force behind the virtual concept of Ability Expo, we have been instrumental in implementing Owlware’s other virtual projects.
We are proud to introduce Canada’s disability community to Ability Expo!