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Programs and Services

Empowernl, disability services removes barriers for people with disabilities. Below is the list of our services we provide provincially.

Advocacy Services

Advocacy Services is available to support individuals, provide empowerment, navigate complex processes involved in various systems, and help individuals gain control in order to make informed decisions. Some of the areas that we support people with disabilities in are: income support/financial, housing, transportation, accessing health services, home support, and many other areas. Additionally, we support individuals while they learn and strengthen the skills needed for advocacy. In Advocacy Services we believe in a “nothing about us without us” approach and ensure that the voices of the individuals we work with are heard in every service they seek.

Build Community Inclusion NL (BCINL)

Offering programs and services province wide, BCINL provides disability education and support to individuals and organizations at the community level.

Working with all community members (including individuals, other organizations and local government) to identify and overcome barriers to accessibility in all forms, BCINL can help create solutions for barrier-free community environments and events. We can also provide professional development training, support and community development around building accessibility confidence.

Career Services

Career Services at Empower, the Disability Resource Centre are available to anyone with a disability. We believe in inclusion, consumer control and independent living. We will listen to you, meet you where you are, help you with your career goals, and remove barriers along the way. We offer both one-on-one services and group skill building opportunities designed with you and your career goals in mind. We will support you as you move towards your education, employment or entrepreneurial goals.

Employer Support Services

InclusionNL provides supports, services, and resources to businesses and organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes ensuring recruiting and hiring processes are inclusive, conducting location accessibility reviews and offering advice and resources to make websites accessible. InclusionNL provides customized professional development training to businesses and organizations to increase their disability confidence and workplace inclusion. InclusionNL also works with event organizers from the planning stages right through to providing supports on site during the event to ensure accessibility for patrons.

Member Services

This program offers information, support and resources to our membership around topics of interest to people with disabilities. Offers information sessions, workshops and connects individuals with other programs or activities of interest in the community at large. Working with other community agencies to ensure we provide an inclusive environment for all people to participate. Work with members around volunteer opportunities within our organization, or support them to connect to other agencies of interest.

Technology Services

Our Technology Services is available to any individual, who are facing barriers due to workplace injury or finding technology while attending school. We are here to adapt your assistive technology using hardware and software solutions.

Services include digital accessibility – access for everyone with digital information, websites, apps and other online tools

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Alternate Formats

We provide Alternate Formats for Business and Government, Alternative format refers to a different way to access information other than by standard print text. Can provide Braille, electronic formats, large print and audio.

Digital Resources Room

EmpowerNL provides free access to computers with assistive  technology. We provide training in technology, with devices (Computers, Tablets and Phones), operating system, hardware, software, internet navigation, internet security and email.