The Employment and Modernization Fund (EMF) was launched in 2014 as part of the Ontario government's $810 million investment strategy for community and developmental services. The fund supports the ongoing transformation of the developmental services system and is intended to promote greater inclusion and independence for people with a developmental disability.

EMF supports projects through two funding streams:

  • Employment: Projects that improve employment outcomes and opportunities for people with a developmental disability and enable them to pursue real work for real pay in mainstream workplaces.
  • Modernization: Projects that promote innovation and collaboration within the developmental services sector and build linkages with other sectors in order to make services and supports more person-centred and responsive to the needs of individuals and families.

EMF Phase III projects

The ministry is pleased to share the successful projects from Phase III of the Employment and Modernization Fund (EMF).

A call for proposals ran from October 10 to December 12, 2017. The projects funded under this initiative will improve the developmental services system so that people with a developmental disability can find employment, be more fully included in their communities, and live as independently as possible.

Previous funding recipients

Learn about projects that received funding in Phases I and II of the Employment and Modernization Fund: