WoodGreen Community Services

Employment Services Centre, Danforth Avenue Site

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Record #: MET1792 Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 19 Nov 2013
Address & Phone Numbers
Office Phone416-645-6000 ext 2218
Address989 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON M4J 1M1
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Execs & Contacts
Contact 1Sipho Kwaku, Director of Employment Services
Contact 2Qazi Hasan, Manager, Employment Services
Geographical details
IntersectionDonlands Ave and Danforth Ave
Access details
HoursMon-Fri 9:15 am-5:45 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

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

Youth Employment Fund -- youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training

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

Summer Jobs Service -- students 15 to 30 years planning to return to school in the fall
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 www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario
LanguagesBengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; English ; Farsi ; Polish ; Spanish ; Urdu
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
DescriptionOntario Employment Services
Helps 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

Summer Jobs Service -- free job-search and self-marketing support to help students find summer jobs * $2-per-hour-per-student hiring incentive available for eligible Ontario employers to create summer job placements * contact this local Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service agency, call the toll-free Employment Ontario Contact Centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339), or visit www.ontario.ca/summerjobs