Y Opportunities

Skills building and employment supports for people with disabilities.
 
Y Opportunities is an employment program that assists people with diagnosed or self-identified disabilities overcome their barriers to employment. Our supports are designed to help participants refine and discover new skills towards labour market integration or further education. Over 6 weeks, we provide individual and group supports that include needs assessments and employability and skills-building workshops. Upon completion, we connect participants with a paid job opportunity or with appropriate courses and training opportunities in a field of their choice. For those entering the workforce, an additional 12 weeks of tailored supports are provided to both participants and their employers to promote long term success.
 
Requirements:
Week 1 - 6: Group and individual employment preparation assistance, based on employability skills and self-directed goals
 
Weeks 7-  18: Paid job opportunity with tailored supports provided to both participant and employer OR assistance with enrollment into academic/training course(s)
 
Supports:

Transportation
Childcare
Employment and academic advice 
Interview preparation
Networking
On the job supports for participants and employers

 
Eligibility:

Legally entitled to work in Canada
Not currently collecting Employment Insurance
Able to commit 30 hours per week for the duration of the program

If you are interested in this program, please provide us with your basic information. A program representative will contact you within 5 business days.

Program information

Ray Kurniawan 
Program Coordinator 
(519) 258-9622 ext 2654 
Email

Michelle Paron 
Enhanced Employer Support Facilitator 
(519) 258-9622 ext 2650 
Email

Windsor
Yasmine Raslan 
Employability Skills Developer
(519) 258-9622 ext 2651 
Email

London
Nadia Li 
Employability Skills Developer 
(519) 667-3300 ext 2307 
Email

Chatham-Sarnia 
Sarah Brault 
Employability Skills Developer 
(226) 790-5664
Email