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Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy AR Marketing Initiative

The Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy is excited to offer Agencies a unique opportunity to encourage students to launch their career as a Developmental Support Worker (DSW). This initiative will utilize traditional marketing collateral, with the enhancement of Augmented Reality (AR). In partnership with snapd Inc., this will allow our message to come alive and allow printed materials to be displayed digitally.

To support our Agencies, creative material has been prepared for you, including a website landing page developed to allow students to select from one of the 16 Ontario Community Colleges that offer a 2-Year DSW Diploma or Apprenticeship Programs. The DS HR Strategy has also arranged for all marketing materials to be customized to your Agency, plus printing and delivering everything directly to you at a very affordable rate that will help ensure that everyone can participate.

 To order your own AR Marketing materials, click here: https://www.dshrs.ca/agency/


DSW Apprenticeship Program Toolkit

The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide a comprehensive resource for Direct Support Professionals who are considering pursuing the DSW Apprenticeship Program, current Apprentices, DS Employers, and Employer Sponsors. Information and resources from a variety of different sources have been consolidated to create a go-to guide for any questions related to the DSW Apprenticeship Program.


Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy Evaluation Project Summary Report 

Assessing the impacts of the ten-year DSHR Strategy and informing continued efforts to advance workforce development and enhance HR practices in Ontario's developmental services sector 

*French version to follow 


Two developmental service workers giving high fiveFree Marketing Materials Available!

The Marketing Material Folder includes:

  • Social Media Shareables - Static files and Animated Shorts
  • Postcards and Flyers - all customizable to make them your own
  • Banners
  • Toolkit to provide guidance in implementing your own campaign

Access the marketing material folder HERE.

If you need any assistance, please contact Ann-Marie Binetti at abinetti@cltoronto.ca.




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