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Site: Oakville - South Halton Worksite

Service: Supported Employment

Contact Information
Office Phone 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
E-Mail tskov@stride.on.ca
Website www.stride.on.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/STRIDE-Employment-Connections-Program/778839628796255?ref=settings
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/stride-supported-training-and-rehabilitation-in-diverse-environments-?trk=top_nav_home
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/STRIDEYEP
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC67Ulx6jeaDqj0BCM18IGng
Primary Contact Terri Skov, Manager, South Halton; Phone: 905-842-8418 ext 300 * 905-330-5417
Alternate Contact Bonnie Trimble, Manager, Youth Employment & Peer Mentor Program; Phone: 905-842-8418 ext 500 * 905-875-6276; Email: btrimble@stride.on.ca
Email Form stride.on.ca/contact/
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2245 Wyecroft Rd, Units 1&2
Oakville, ON L6L 5L7
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Intersection Bronte Rd and Wyecroft Rd
Mailing Address 55 Ontario St S, Suite 26 
Milton, ON L9T 2M3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1983
Primary Executive Anita Lloyd, Executive Director; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 224; Fax: 905-875-9262; Email: alloyd@stride.on.ca
Funding Regional / Municipal - Region of Halton ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Ministry of Community and Social Services ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) * 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
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Halton South
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals facing barriers to employment
Application Referral by a physician, psychiatrist, health worker, family or self
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Prevocational Training ; Vocational Rehabilitation ; Work Experience ~ Mental Health Issues

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