Model Community Project has provided Employment Services for Federal and Provincial agencies and foundations. Our certified Vocational Coach and Job Developers assist people with disabilities one-on-one to explore their skills, strengths and employment options, through formal and informal assessments, workshops, and disability supports that may be required. As well, skills gaps may be addressed through training, certificate programs or work experience.
The goal of the program is to provide employment opportunities both volunteer and paid, and achieve greater independence.The Employment Program is FREE to eligible applicants!Contact us for more information or drop in and set up an appointment with our Employment Counselor PJ Paterson.
WHO: is eligible for this program?Anyone over sixteen who has a barrier and/or a disability that is keeping them from gaining work experience, employment or volunteering.
WHY: would I want to use the program?To explore your career options and/or find employment or volunteer work that will suit your needs.
HOW: does the program work?Each participant will work one on one with a job coach to develop a personal plan to achieve his or her employment or volunteer goals. This may include individual sessions and/or workshops depending on your wants and needs.
Topics may include:
- resume writing
- interviewing skills
- career exploration
- stress management
- computer training
- self esteem building
- upgrading education
- work experience
- communication skills
What support will I receive?
- One on one coaching, advocacy support and referrals to other agencies if needed
- Assistance with resumes, interview skills, life skills, career exploration.
- Volunteer, work experience and/or employment placements as required.
- Counseling services by a Registered Clinical Counselor
WHERE: do I go?Our address is 4493A Marine Avenue.
WHEN: do I start?Call the employment program to set up your first appointment at 604-485-2688 or email us.Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.