The Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (VRDP) Act is developed in Canada.(1) VRDP was a program jointly funded by both Provincial and Federal Governments, and was designed to help persons with disabilities obtain fitting employment in provinces across Canada.(2) Participants in the program worked with a counsellor at a career development centre to discuss their employment-related “interests, aptitudes and abilities”, and set “realistic employment goals”, to then apply to a “job search plan”.(3) VRDP also provided funding for things such as worksite modifications, specialized materials, and some on-the-job training.(4)
1. Justin Galer, “Employers, Disabled Workers, and the War on Attitudes in Late Twentieth-Century Canada,” in Disabling Barriers: Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law eds. Ravi Malhotra and Benjamin Isitt (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017), 31.
2. Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Persons (N.p.: Alberta Career Development and Employment, 1988).