Programs & Services
Self-Development Workshops to increase confidence, self esteem and to focus on self-development that may lead to the removal of barriers to employment.
Supports for Education and Training – some training allowances are exempt under OW as income to allow for the continuation of the support of OW while further education or training is pursued to increase success rate.
Employment Benefits – benefits are available to OW recipients to assist with work clothing/equipment, transportation, licensing fees etc..
Soft Skills Training – workshops are offered to improve communication, problem solving, time management, interpersonal skills, work ethic etc.. Some skill specific training is available (forklift operator training, WHMIS, CPR/EFA, G1 drivers license support, fall arrest certification, etc.).
Other services – child care subsidies, transportation fees, medical transportation and referrals to appropriate programs or agencies.