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Program of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development that provides services to help job seekers, workers, and employers with advice, grants, and other services around public and private sector employment.

Provides temporary regular financial benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job; able-bodied claimants must be seeking employment to remain eligible. 

Applications should be submitted as soon as employment ends. Individuals can apply for benefits even if they have not yet received their Record of Employment (ROE)

Program assists people with disabilities in finding sustainable, competitive employment or to helping to realize self-employment. A person does not need to be in receipt of ODSP in order to be eligible for Employment Supports.

Employment Supports Include:

Offers free income tax preparation assistance for individuals and families with a low income.

Volunteers are not able to prepare returns for individuals who have

  • self-employment income
  • a business or rental income and expenses
  • capital gains or losses
  • employment expenses
  • file for bankruptcy
  • are deceased within the year

Program of the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development responsible for enforcing the Pay Equity Act.

Other services include:

  • investigating and resolving complaints
  • administering public education programs
  • monitoring employers for compliance

Connects student employees with prospective employers. Seminars occasionally provided on career planning, job placement skills, resume writing, interview tips, and work etiquette.

Supported by Service Canada and the Rotary Club of Waterdown.

 

Provides day supports for adults with developmental disabilities with a focus on skill building, pre-employment opportunities and literacy skills.  Pre-Employment training assists individuals with identify skills and interests, resume writing, interview skills, job search and job coaching.

Offers adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn various employment skills.  These include: