What is ODSP Employment Supports?

ODSP Employment Supports provides employment-related goods and services to help people with disabilities find and keep jobs.

To be eligible for ODSP Employment Supports, an applicant must:

  • live in Ontario
  • be 16 years of age or older
  • be legally allowed to work in Canada, and
  • either be receiving ODSP Income Support, or have a physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year or more and, as a result, makes it hard for you to find or keep a job.


There is no financial eligibility requirement for Employment Supports and a person does not need to be in receipt of ODSP Income Support to receive Employment Supports. However, clients with a high taxable income may be required to contribute towards the cost of their supports.

Employment Supports can:

  • provide job placement assitance and job retention supports to help people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep jobs, and advance their careers.

  • support people with disabilities who are starting their own business

  • help employers meet their business needs by providing supports to hire and retain employees with disabilities.

For More Information contact:


Thunder Bay

Christine Schiiler

ODSP Program Coordinator

(807) 624-3364


Jessica Paris

ODSP Program Coordinator

(807) 229-3223


Tammy Oliphant

ODSP Program Coordinator

(807) 223-4006

More information about the Employment Supports Program.