Career Foundation

Site: Lawrence Avenue West

Service: Employment Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: MET1680 Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 Last Full Update: 11 Nov 2013
Address & Phone Numbers
Office Phone416-243-0066
Address2100 Lawrence Ave W, Ste 103
Toronto, ON M9N 3W3
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E-mail & web site
Execs & Contacts
Contact 1Irena Valenta, Manager; Phone: 416-243-0066 ext 23; Email:
Executive 1Mary C Harari, Director of Operations; Email:
Geographical details
IntersectionWeston Rd and Lawrence Ave W
Access details
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
EligibilitySelf-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention

ApplicationCall or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario Contact Centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
LanguagesArabic ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; English ; Somali ; Spanish
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms * designated parking
DescriptionHelps Ontarians find sustainable employment * assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment * information and referrals to all Employment Ontario Funded Programs including Second Career Program for laid-off workers and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB), which offers income and entrepreneurial support during the process of developing and launching a business * information about, and referral to, other community services and supports

Youth Employment Fund -- initiative to provide entry point to long term employment through job placements * incentives to employers to help cover cost of wages and training * help with costs such as transportation and tools

Incorporates services previously provided through Job Connect, Employment Assistance Services (EAS), Employment Resource Centres and other programs * Summer Jobs Service program remains separate for the time being