Accessible Media Program For EI Recipients & Veterans

Brought to you by TDC (The Disability Channel) in Partnership with OWLWARE Ltd.

This project is sponsored by: Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and the Government of Canada

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Anchored in Toronto, this part-time and hybrid remote program is an immersive learning experience aimed towards the completion of a fully accessible production based on the experience of ‘Veteran Reintegration’, in both documentary & podcast formats.

During a 20 week timeline building out the Veteran centered content, this program will be introducing and uplifting the skills of Veterans, EI Recipients, and those who identify as Disabled. Through the immersive learning experience in accessible media production, participants will be working in teams within storyline development, social media, accessibility in media, podcast recording, captioning, and video editing. All levels of experience and skill are welcome to apply this new and exciting opportunity!

The program consists of free job experience in Accessible Media production both in person and virtually at The Disability Channel Studios (TDC).

Let us help you strengthen your portfolio or resume!

See if you’re the right fit below:
  • Are you looking to expand your current media skills?
  • Are you interested in Digital Production?
  • Are you currently on EI Benefits or have been on EI within the last five years?
  • Are you a Veteran?
  • All Skill levels are welcome to apply!


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To qualify for the program, you must be currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or have received or contributed to (EI) within the last 5 years.

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Be a Military Veteran, person with a disability or general member of the public or working less than an average of 20 hours per week.


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Part- Time Program

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APRIL 18th, 2023

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20 Weeks. The program takes place 3 days a week between 10am – 2pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Partnered With

Partner logo Government of Canada
Partner logo TDC The Disability Channel
Partner logo Service Canada
Partner logo Ontario
Partner logo Owlware banner

What's Covered?

  • Video production
  • Production Management
  • Storyline Development & Writing
  • Content Creation
  • Podcast Recording Fundamentals
  • Accessible Social Media
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Video Captioning and Editing
  • Basic Camera Uses
  • Job experience in Accessible Media production both in person and virtually at The Disability Channel Studios (TDC)
  • Practical work experience in digital media provided by The Disability Channel

Your Background

You should have some knowledge or skills in the following areas...
  • Reliable team player able to take direction and work independently.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency using Google Docs and or Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to navigate the Internet utilizing distant presence technology and software programs such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams
    Writing and content creation
  • Basic knowledge of social media or creating media campaigns
  • Familiarity with Adobe products or content creation sites like Canva
  • Some previous digital or audio experience, marketing, video or journalism skills would be an asset.

To Note

If you are currently on EI, you may keep your EI benefits while you gain work experience in creating accessible media content for The Disability Channel (TDC).


If interested, please forward a resume with a link to your online portfolio (if applicable).
Include a brief cover letter as to why you feel you should be considered as a candidate for this program to