YMCA Durham Employment and Community

Site: Pickering - Kingston Rd, Unit 16

Service: Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: OSH0786 Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 Last Full Update: 24 Feb 2015
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone905-427-7670
Site LocationIn the same plaza as Second Cup
Located In CommunityPickering (City of)
Address & Map
1550 Kingston Rd, Ste 16
Pickering, ON L1V 1C3
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IntersectionValley Farm Rd and Kingston Rd
Contact Information
Primary ContactSamantha Teney, General Manager; Email: samantha.teney@ymcagta.org
Alternate ContactJennifer Shand, Manager; Email: jennifer.shand@ymcagta.org
Volunteer CoordinatorChristina Bracamonte, Outreach Specialist; Email: christina.bracamonte@ymcagta.org
Description & Services
DescriptionComprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB) -- income and entrepreneurial support during business development and launch

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

For employers: Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
HoursMon, Wed 8:30 am-6 pm * Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas ServedPickering (City of)
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 www.ontario.ca/employmentontario
Other Details
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AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesCareer Awareness ; Career Counselling ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Search/Placement ~ Young Adults ; Job Training Expense Assistance ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Prejob Guidance ~ Students ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Unemployed Individuals ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience