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STRIDE

North Halton, Worksite, Supported Employment

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Record #: OAK4340 Last Full Update: 21 Feb 2014
Record Details
Alternate NameSupported Training and Rehabilitation in Diverse Environments
Contact Numbers
Office PhoneWorksite Training Program 905-693-4252 ext 5; 
Employment Connections Program 905-693-4252 ext 3;  
Youth Employment Program 905-693-4252 ext 4
Fax905-875-9262
Contact Information
Address & Map
55 Ontario St S, Suite 26
Milton, ON L9T 2M3
 
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Located In CommunityMilton
Mailing Addressc/o STRIDE 
388 Main St E 
Milton, ON L9T 1P8
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Organization Emailjmccabe@stride.on.ca
Websitewww.stride.on.ca
Social MediaFacebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary ContactJan McCabe, Manager, North Halton; Phone: 519-853-3770 ext 400 * 905-691-1430; Email: jmccabe@stride.on.ca
Alternate ContactBonnie Trimble, Youth Employment Program Coordinator; Phone: 905-842-8418 ext 303; Email: btrimble@stride.on.ca
Primary ExecutiveAnita Lloyd, Executive Director; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 224; Fax: 905-875-9262; Email: alloyd@stride.on.ca
Service Details
Areas ServedHalton North
Description* assists individuals facing mental health and addiction issues to upgrade work strengths and employment potential 
* provides an opportunity to set and meet vocational goals, assess work strengths, and employment potential, 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: assisting individuals in making a successful transition to employment; advice on funding supports to access training and employment opportunities  
* employment preparation: helping with resume updates, job searches, applications and interview skills, vocational life skills training 
* job placement: assisting in job searches by establishing contacts that can lead to employment, negotiating wage subsidies with employers  
* 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: 
* client-centred 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 services to meet the youth in the community, accessing at-risk youth who traditionally are not seeking services 
* provide a youth-oriented service that will assist youth in developing the skills they need to become contributing members of their communities  
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
 
individuals facing mental health and addiction issues * resident of Halton * willingness to participate in the program
Application* referral by a mental health professional, physician, psychiatrist, family or self 
* referral forms are available at the STRIDE sites, the website, and from community mental health agencies
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish
Established1983
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Community and Social Services ; United Way - Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Burlington and Greater Hamilton
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Indexing
Service CategoriesPrevocational Training ; Vocational Rehabilitation ; Work Experience ~ Mental Health Issues