The first cohort is full! Don’t wait—add your name to the waiting list for the upcoming cohort in September (dates to be announced soon). Contact us at learning@ceric.ca to join the waiting list!

Moving Towards Equity and Empowerment  


The strength of the Canadian workforce lies in its diversity. Each jobseeker holds unique social identities, experiences and strengths. Recognizing and understanding this diversity is important for career and employment professionals, particularly when considering those within the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities who experience disability (BIPOC-D). Highlighted in CASE’s Diversity Works research report, racialized Canadians facing disabilities often find themselves in precarious work environments, despite possessing the skills and education necessary for meaningful employment. With 14.3% of Canadians aged 15 years and older living with a disability belonging to visible minority groups (Statistics Canada, 2020), career and employment professionals should adopt an intersectional approach to effectively assist them in their employment journey.

Why Career and Employment Professionals Should Enrol

This 6-week certificate program offers an enhanced understanding of the impact of intersectionality for BIPOC-D jobseekers and offers critical insights into the employment experiences of BIPOC-D jobseekers. This awareness will allow you to individualize your support and assist clients to advance in their chosen careers. At the end of the program, participants will be better equipped to deliver equitable and effective services and to form meaningful partnerships with BIPOC-D jobseekers and employers.

The program content, discussions, practical assignments and live webinars explore key concepts like anti-racism and anti-ableism to grow your awareness and commitment to allyship and advocacy. You will learn research-based strategies to practice an intersectional and trauma-informed approach to career support. Upon completion, learners will receive micro-credentials that verify their participation in the program and outline the targeted knowledge, skills and/or competencies addressed.

Key Highlights

This program invites participants to: 

  • Reflect on their own privilege and biases to explore how they impact the services they provide to Racialized, Indigenous and Black people who experience disability
  • Deepen their awareness and understanding of different social identities and their interconnectedness as it relates to career development.
  • Address systemic oppression by applying strategies in their daily work practice.

Program Delivery

This 6-week facilitated online program offers a blend of both asynchronous (independent) and synchronous (scheduled) learning activities. The asynchronous learning activities include reviewing learning modules, posting in discussion forums, and completing weekly assignments. Synchronous activities include participating in weekly webinars and open–hour discussions. 

The weekly live webinars present additional content. The class size is kept small to facilitate engagement and networking among learners. Both the webinar and the discussion forums offer opportunities for collaboration and feedback from your instructor and cohort (learning group).

The program content, learning aids, and PowerPoints are available in English and French. The program is currently facilitated in English only.

Upcoming Training Sessions

    • First Cohort: March 4, 2024 to April 14, 2024 
    • Additional Cohorts: TBA 

The first cohort is full! Don’t wait—add your name to the waiting list for the upcoming cohort in September (dates to be announced soon). Contact us at learning@ceric.ca to join the waiting list!

COST for the full program
Individual rate – Non-CASE member $450
Individual rate – CASE member $400

Note: The cost does not include HST/GST/PST/QST. The applicable provincial sales tax rate will be applied to your invoice.

This Intersectional Approach to Supporting Career Development certificate program has been developed by the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) in partnership with CERIC.

For more information on prerequisites, cancellation policy, accommodations, technical requirements and FAQs, consult the CASE website.