On Site Placement is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing employment related services to individuals with ongoing medical conditions or disabilities in the Edmonton region.

OSP was founded in 1981 by Donna Garvin and Helena Burke. Together, they realized the need for more supports for people with ongoing medical conditions and disabilities. Recognizing the gap between hardworking individuals with disabilities and employers willing to support them, OSP bridges the gap and provides “on site” employment supports.

OSP is indebted to the leadership of Helena and Donna, who envisioned a future where all citizens participate fully in society. Beginning as a handful of individuals working with limited resources, OSP has flourished and is serving well over 300 clients each year.

In 2001, OSP became a charitable organization under the Societies Act as “On Site Placement Services Association.”

Our Vision

To be the highly recognized Employment Agency Social Enterprise that promotes the inclusion of individuals facing barriers as valued participants in the workforce.

Our Mission

Creating employment placement opportunities by matching the skills and abilities of individuals to contribute in a meaningful way to the success of our business community partners.

Our Services

We offer individuals with ongoing medical conditions and disabilities the following employment supports and services:

  • Walk-in services
  • Workshops
  • Job search supports, career planning, and employability assessments
  • Assistive technology, devices, and supports
  • Programs that offer one-on-one support and individualized strategies to help our clients reach their goals

Programs at OSP are funded by Alberta Human Services, Service Canada, and Alberta Health Services.


Are you experiencing an ongoing medical condition or disability? Learn about the programs, services, and supports available to you for free! Find out which OSP program(s) you may qualify for and start working towards achieving your goals today.


Hiring? Our staff strives to achieve successful, meaningful employment for both our clients and their employers. We work with our clients to get them employment ready and only present them to employers when they are ready, willing, and able to work. Let us fill your employment gaps!