Youth Employment

Type of Service

Vocational/Employment

Program Description

STRIDE Youth Employment Program assists individuals, between 16 and 24 years old, to find meaningful work opportunities by preparing them for employment and helping to locate and maintain employment in the community. Youth Employment 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 Youth Employment Program 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 between ages 16 and 24; is a permanent resident of Ontario; is legally entitled to work in Canada. Clients need to demonstrate: they have the ability to set and work towards achievement of employment preparation activities and employment goals; choose to find employment in the community; possesses a desire to decrease social assistance dependency; demonstrate a willingness to be involved in the STRIDE Youth Employment Program. 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 STRIDE's Services.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-693-4252 ext. 500
Fax 905-875-9262

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 to 24 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Halton)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

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

Application Referral Forms

Languages

English Interpretation Services

Hours

Main Hours

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