Canadian Association for Community Living

Luca* thought he would never get to experience the taste of success. He wasn’t encouraged to dream about his future. Because Luca has an intellectual disability. Like the close to one million Canadian’s with an intellectual disability, Luca was discriminated against. More than 74% of adults with intellectual disabilities are excluded from employment. Not because they can’t work but because they aren’t given a chance. Now, three years after getting involved with CACL’s Ready, Willing and Able program for inclusive employment, Luca is about to graduate from the Culinary Arts Program at a local community college. Recently, Luca’s new found confidence inspired him to compete in national competition. He placed 4th overall, beating out his classmates and other certified chefs. CACL has a plan to start closing the employment gap for people with intellectual disabilities. Are you ready, willing and able to get involved? A gift of just $10 or $25 donation will make a difference, helping CACL change the employment landscape. By making a gift to the CACL Foundation today you can help give more young people like Luca a chance!