Saturday, April 1, 2023

It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month

On Thursday, October 20, the Municipality of Meaford will once again be participating in Light It Up! For National Disability Employment Awareness Month by lighting our water tower in purple and blue in the evening.

This national, one-night coordinated lighting event runs during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and helps to spotlight the many ways people who have a disability contribute to businesses and their communities. Across Canada, communities will be participating in the event by lighting bridges, buildings, landmarks, and signs in purple and blue.

In honour of this initiative, staff want to shine a spotlight on some of the many organizations in our area that are committed to seeing people with disabilities thrive in the workforce. These services help to highlight the importance of equal opportunity employment and the many ways people with disabilities positively contribute to the work force every day.

Did you need a ride to work? You have options!

Meaford Moves+ is an accessible door-to-door transit service that will take you to work, professional and medical appointments, or to visit friends right here in the Municipality of Meaford. To find out if you qualify and how to apply, visit or phone 519-538-1060 ext. 1110.

The Grey Transit Route can provide an accessible ride to your job or appointment, with stops located throughout the Municipality and routes available to Owen Sound or Town of the Blue Mountains, and much more. To reserve your ticket, call 226-910-1001 or for route information, visit

Interested in programs and resources available in our community? Start at the Meaford Public Library!

Check out Cypress Resume. This is an online service available on the library’s website to create an up-to-date professional-looking resume in three quick and simple steps. Log in to this free resource from the eLearning page on with your library card number to set up your account.

Free Job Search Assistance – YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services

Stop by the Library on the second Tuesday of every month between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to receive assistance from the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services, including Career Planning and Development, Retraining and Skills Upgrading, Employer Connections, Resume Writing, and Interview Prep.

The Municipality of Meaford is fortunate to have a number of organizations in the community that are committed to seeing people with disabilities succeed in the workforce!

Leads Employment Services

LEADS Employment Services is a not-for-profit employment and skills development agency, and provides specialized services for people aged 15 to 60+ with disabilities and/or employment-related barriers. They are able to assist individuals with disabilities who are seeking, securing, or maintaining employment in our area, and can gear their services to each individual and their needs. Their location in Owen Sound offers services to clients in the Municipality of Meaford, as well as communities across Grey and Bruce counties. To learn more, call toll free at 1-866-955-3237 or visit

Community Living Meaford

Community Living Meaford is dedicated to supporting people with disabilities in attaining their employment goals. Individuals are supported in a variety of jobs, ranging from office administration to manufacturing and customer service. Through Employment Services, people experience the dignity and camaraderie of work. Employment Services supports businesses to employ people with disabilities. Adults receive assistance in finding meaningful employment, including job readiness, resume writing, job searches, development with potential employers, and job coaching. In turn, participating businesses gain a hard-working, dedicated employee. To learn more, call 519-538-4165 or email

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