Metro Hall Employment Services

On-site support from Career and Employment Information Specialists. This facility provides a range of job search, career planning and job retention services. It also showcases Toronto Public Service jobs and other career opportunities resulting from City initiated projects. Government Contact: Patrick Chartrand Community and Labour Market Manager Metro Hall Employment and Social Services (416) 397 … Read more

Partnership to Advance Youth Employment

The Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) is a joint initiative between private sector employers and the City of Toronto. A group of business leaders, including the Toronto Board of Trade, is engaging employers to increase access to economic opportunities for youth. Government Contact: Karen Wilson Program Support Manager Social Services Division City of Toronto … Read more

Individual Services and Supports

This program provides access to training or services that are customized to the needs of an individual Ontario Works participant. Short-term skill training courses, specialized assessments and job strategy are some of the services that can be accessed. Government Contact: Mary Baratta Program Support Manager (416) 392-8433

Investing in Neighbourhoods

Investing in Neighbourhoods addresses the dual issues of unemployment and social capitol capacity across the City by directly funding jobs in non profit organizations that serve local communities. In partnership with Toronto Employment and Social Services, organizations are able to expand their services while providing gainful employment to social assistance recipients. Government Contact: Eve Connors … Read more

Local Initiatives

Local initiatives are small pilot projects that will respond to the hiring needs of employers and increase linkages to employment opportunities for Ontario Works (OW) clients. Projects developed will achieve the following objectives: Link OW clients to emerging employment opportunities Improve the job readiness of OW clients Respond to the hiring needs of employers Government … Read more

Purchase of Employment Services

The City of Toronto is mandated by the Province to deliver social assistance. Ontario Works (OW) has two main components: Financial Assistance and Employment Assistance (EA). EA provides clients with programming and financial supports to assist them in obtaining employment. Employment Assistance Services are delivered both directly and through 3rd party service providers. Divisional EA … Read more

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