Employment Connection

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

STRIDE Employment Connections program assists individuals to find meaningful work opportunities by preparing them for employment and helping to locate and maintain employment in the community. Employment Connections Program offers a variety of job readiness services to people living with mental illness and addiction who are ready to either develop their careers in new areas or return to a field in which they have had previous experience. The employment services may include the following: career assessments, skills assessments, interview practice, resume development, Work Place Assessments, Employment Planning, Supports Coordination, Job Placement, Job Coaching, and ongoing job retention support if required.

Access Information

Client's eligibility for STRIDE's Employment Services is: have a mental health and addiction challenge and/or have a disability/impairment that results in substantial barriers to employment; is in need of assistance to overcome employment barriers to gain and maintain meaningful employment; is 16 years of age or more; is a permanent resident of Ontario; and is legally entitled to work in Canada. Clients need to demonstrate that they: have the ability to set and work towards achievement of employment preparation activities and employment goals; choose to find employment in the community; possess a desire to decrease social assistance dependency; demonstrate a willingness to be involved in the STRIDE Employment Services. Program Applicants can be referred by families, doctors, mental health clinics, community organizations, or they can self-refer. An Intake & Assessment Screening will be completed to determine whether the person will benefit from one of STRIDE's Employment Services.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-853-3770 ext. 400
Fax 519-853-5244

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Halton)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note Smoke-free workplace. People may smoke outside.

Application Referral Forms


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0800-1600
Tuesday 0800-1600
Wednesday 0800-1600
Thursday 0800-1600
Friday 0800-1600