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STRIDE

Site: Oakville - South Halton Worksite

Service: Supported Employment

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Record #: OAK4341 Last Full Update: 21 Feb 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameSupported Training and Rehabilitation in Diverse Environments
Contact Information
Office PhoneWorksite Training Program 905-693-4252 ext 6; 
Employment Connections Program 905-693-4252 ext 3; 
Youth Employment Program 905-693-4252 ext 4
Fax905-842-5702
Organization Emailmcox@stride.on.ca
Websitewww.stride.on.ca
Social MediaFacebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary ContactMark Cox, Manager, South Halton; Phone: 905-842-8418 ext 300 * 905-330-5417; Fax: 905-842-5702; Email: mcox@stride.on.ca
Alternate ContactBonnie Trimble, Youth Employment Program Coordinator; Phone: 905-842-8418 ext 303 * 905-875-6276; Fax: 905-842-5702; Email: btrimble@stride.on.ca
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameSTRIDE
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established1983
Primary ExecutiveAnita Lloyd, Executive Director; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 224; Fax: 905-875-9262; Email: alloyd@stride.on.ca
FundingRegional / Municipal - Region of Halton ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Ministry of Community and Social Services ; United Way - Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Burlington and Greater Hamilton
Service Information
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 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 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  
 
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas ServedHalton South
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
 
individuals facing barriers to employment
Applicationreferral by a physician, psychiatrist, health worker, family or self
LanguagesEnglish
FeesNone
Site Information
Located In CommunityOakville
Address & Map
2245 Wyecroft Rd, Units 1&2
Oakville, ON L6L 5L7
 
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Mailing Addressc/o STRIDE 
55 Ontario St S, Ste 26 
Milton, ON L9T 2M3
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesPrevocational Training ; Vocational Rehabilitation ; Work Experience ~ Mental Health Issues