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Organization: STRIDE - Oakville - South Halton Worksite - Supported Employment  
Phone Numbers: Worksite Training Program 905-693-4252 ext 6;
Employment Connections Program 905-693-4252 ext 3;
Youth Employment Program 905-693-4252 ext 4
Fax: 905-842-5702
Email: tskov@stride.on.ca
Website: www.stride.on.ca
Address:
55 Ontario St S, Suite 26
Milton, ON
L9T 2M3
Street Address:
2245 Wyecroft Rd, Units 1&2
Oakville
 
Intersection: Bronte Rd and Wyecroft Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Anita Lloyd - Executive Director
905-693-4252 ext 224 * alloyd@stride.on.ca
Public Contacts: Terri Skov - Manager, South Halton
905-842-8418 ext 300
Bonnie Trimble - Manager, Youth Employment & Peer Mentor Program
905-842-8418 ext 500 * btrimble@stride.on.ca
Service Description: assists individuals with barriers to employment to assess and upgrade work strengths and employment potential
  • provides an opportunity to set and meet vocational goals, learn job search skills, obtain and maintain competitive employment in the community

Employment Connections Program includes:
  • employment planning - developing a realistic employment goal
  • support coordination - assistance with successful transition to employment; advice on funding supports to access training and employment opportunities
  • employment preparation - assistance with resume updates, job searches, applications and interview skills, vocational life skills training
  • job placement - assistance with job searches by establishing contacts that can lead to employment
  • on the job training/coaching - providing support to individuals while training on the job
  • job maintenance - providing ongoing follow-up to help maintain employment

Worksite Training Program offers:
  • preparation for competitive employment
  • learning and practicing vocational life skills in a structured work environment
  • increased self-esteem and independence
  • earn a program training allowance
  • learn marketable skills such as shipping and receiving, quality control, tow motor operation, health and safety, team leader
  • develop an individual service plan focusing on long-term goals
  • identify employment barriers and problem solve to achieve future work opportunities

Youth Employment Program provides:
  • a client centered program that responds to the varied employment needs of transitional aged youth,16 to 24 years, who are experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues
  • outreach service to meet youth in the community, accessing at-risk youth who traditionally are not seeking services
  • youth-oriented service that will assist youth in developing the skills they need to become contributing members of their communities

Employment Peer Mentor Program:
  • open to individuals who are 16 years or older who have experienced or are experiencing mental health and/or addiction challenges
  • Employment Peer Mentors (EPMs) are individuals with lived experience with mental health and/or addiction issues and who are in recovery
  • provide a positive role model through support, guidance, mutual exchange and coaching from the perspective of lived experience
  • provides support to find employment and access community resources
  • provides support during appointments, assistance with paperwork and attend meetings when needed
  • assist in developing a personal wellness plan and goals

Fees: None
Application: Referral by a physician, psychiatrist, health worker, family or self
Eligibility / Target Population: Individuals facing barriers to employment
Languages: English
Area Served:
Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, North West Mississauga, Oakville, South West Mississauga, Wellington  
See Also: Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on March 1, 2018

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