No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



Ontario Disability Support Program: Employment Support provides different kinds of supports to people with disabilities to start a business, including: 

  1. 1
    help to develop and implement a business plan;
  2. 2
    training in money management, record keeping and budgeting;
  3. 3
    help with marketing your business;
  4. 4
  5. 5
    help getting work-related disability supports, such as assistive devices, adaptative technical equipment, interpreter, intervenor, reader and notetaker services.

Comments on Funding:

No funding involved. There is other support one may receive for starting a business.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


The applicant must:

  • Have a substantial physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year or more, and makes it hard for you to find or keep a job,
  • Be at least 16 years old,
  • Be an Ontario resident
  • Be legally allowed to work in Canada.

Applications Steps:

Ontario Disability Support Program COVID-19 key information:


can print out the application package from the website, or call/visit their local ODSP office or an ODSP employment supports service provider to request a package and get more information about specific services where they live.


must complete the Application for Employment Supports and the Verification of Disability/Impairment. If they are not receiving ODSP income support, the Verification of Disability/Impairment form must be completed by an approved, health care professional who can describe their disability/impairment and explain how it impacts your ability to find and keep work.


must sign the “Consent to Release Medical Information” section included in the Verification of Disability/Impairment form, before taking it to an approved healthcare professional.


already receiving ODSP income support, do not need to complete the Verification of Disability/Impairment form.

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit the following forms:

  • Application for Employment Supports,
  • Verification of Disability/Impairment.

Other Things to Note:

Different kind of support available, no direct funding involved.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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