There are nine guiding principles for supported employment. These guiding principles are the core values or standards that provide the framework for supported employment.


Guiding Principles of Supported Employment

Every employer has a certain level of expectations related to their staff and employee performance.

An employment professional is responsible for helping a job seeker understand this which will in turn set them up for success.

Ready to help job seekers find the career path for them? Here are some links to help you in your role.

Towards an Understanding of Effective Practices in Employment Programs for People with Disabilities in Canada

This review of Canadian best practices for supported employment in the labour market is a helpful resource for any service provider to review and implement at their organization.


SARC provides training, consulting, services and leadership to its Members and beyond.

Employment for All

The Employment for All website is an initiative of the Canadian Association of Supported Employment (CASE) that focusses on the best practices of Supported Employment.

Career Coach

This website has many tools to help discover the potential and interests of a job seeker.

The CASE Resource Hub is an excellent place to go to for a range of information on supported employment from CASE and many other organizations from across Canada.

Visit the CASE Resource Hub

The Bakers Dozen and the Pandemic: Ensuring inclusion during and after the Coronovirus


Mark Wafer is a disability rights activist. Until recently he was the owner of six highly successful Tim Hortons locations in Toronto. During his 25 years in the business Mark employed over 200 workers with disabilities in all areas of the operation including senior management.  At any given time approximately 17% of his workforce identified as having a disability.

Looking for training to help you in your role?

Supported Employment Success is a professional development training program, developed through SARC Learning Central.

This online program examines the role of an employment professional in supporting both the job seeker to prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment and the employer as they hire people experiencing disability.