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STRIDE

Site: Oakville

Service: Supported Employment

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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Continuing to provide virtual and modified services using email, phone, text, and video conferencing, while also gradually re-opening office locations to be able to support clients virtually or in-person. Check website for current status.
Contact Information
Office Phone 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 stride.on.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/STRIDE4WORK
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/stride4work
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/stride-supported-training-and-rehabilitation-in-diverse-environments-
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/STRIDE4WORK
Primary Contact Terri Skov, Manager, South Halton; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 300 * 905-330-5417; Email: tskov@stride.on.ca
Alternate Contact Bonnie Trimble, Manager, Youth Employment & Peer Mentor Program; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 500 * 905-875-6276; Email: btrimble@stride.on.ca
Contact Form stride.on.ca/contact/
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 Children, Community and Social Services ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Continuing to provide virtual and modified services using email, phone, text, and video conferencing, while also gradually re-opening office locations to be able to support clients virtually or in-person. Check website for current status. 
 
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Provides a comprehensive range of employment support options, which are responsive to individual needs: 
 
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 
 
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
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
247 North Service Rd W, Suite 200
Oakville, ON L6M 3E6
 
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Intersection Dorval Dr and QEW
Mailing Address 55 Ontario St S, Suite 26 
Milton, ON L9T 2M3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Disabilities Employment Program Resources ; Disabilities Employment Programs ; Mental Health Employment Programs ; Mental Health Employment Resources
Service Categories Prevocational Training ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Prevocational Training ~ Substance Use Disorders ; Supported Employment ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Supported Employment ~ Substance Use Disorders ; Vocational Rehabilitation ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Vocational Rehabilitation ~ Substance Use Disorders

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