2023 to bring the launch of autism employment inclusion advisory service; new local partnerships.
auticon Canada, an organization that recruits, trains, and employs autistic Canadians for lifelong careers in technology, is celebrating a number of key successes in 2022, as the organization kicks off 2023 focused on even more growth and expansion in autism employment across Canada.
auticon recognizes that many autistic adults often have higher aptitudes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the talents for a career in information technology. Despite this, many face obstacles in the employment journey and find it difficult to secure or maintain sustainable employment. To help them succeed, auticon works with companies to identify the right jobs and work environments and pairs them and its technology consultants with job coaches who provide management-style training and ongoing coaching.
auticon Canada celebrated a number of key successes in 2022, including:
- a 10% year-over-year increase in new client engagements;
- an expanded presence within key clients such as Canadian Tire and TELUS Agriculture;
- a 10% year-over-year growth in the number of consultants placed;
- the release of the first-of-its-kind market study on the employment challenges facing autistic Canadians
- the launch of a newly redesigned website to make it easier for clients and consultants to access information on the organization.
In addition, auticon Canada launched a new recognition program in 2022 to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of a consultant, client, and partner to further auticon Canada’s mission. In December, awards were presented to:
- Client of the Year: Marc Wachmann, Director of Information Services, Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture was recognized for his commitment to the development of neurodivergent employees and support of auticon Canada.
- Consultant of the Year: Matthew Donovan was recognized for his many contributions to auticon Canada and the success of our client FieldCap.
- Partner of the Year: Ready, Willing & Able was recognized for their long-standing partnership with auticon Canada to improve employment outcomes and career development of autistic Canadians across the country.
“Year after year auticon Canada continues to expand our reach across the country and grow the number of clients and consultants we work with,” said Garth Johnson, CEO of auticon Canada. “We have established relationships with some of the largest organizations across Canada, and have helped enable them with the tools they need to engage our consultants and support them throughout their workplace journey. We are excited to see what new growth 2023 will bring.”
Looking forward to 2023, auticon Canada will launch a new service offering to enable organizations to build their capabilities and capacity to attract and retain neurodivergent talent. The new program encompasses education and training, ongoing coaching and support, and talent acquisition advisory services. The organization is also working to expand their reach across Canada by developing partnerships in multiple areas including the National Capital Region.