>The Neighbourhood Group brings together the Employment Services sites of St.Stephen’s Community House in the West, and Neighbourhood Link Support Services in the East. Together, we support job seekers and employers from across the Greater Toronto Area.
>Each year, we help over 5,600 neighbours via 10 diverse employment programs. For all Job Seekers: Offered at both our Bathurst (B) and our Danforth (D) locations, we provide a full range of assisted and self-assisted services, as well as financial supports.
>One-to-One Employment Advising: Specialists provide guidance and coaching targeted to meet specific job search needs
>Job Development: Job Developers work with job seekers to match them with employers, connect them to exclusive hiring events and help them succeed
>Virtual Workshops: Topics include resumes, interviews, career exploration, Microsoft Office, social media, the hidden job market, green economy and more!
>Second career: Assistance accessing funding for training or education required to get a better job .
>Canada Ontario Job Grant: Employers access funding to train their workforce.
>Carry On: An 8-week Cognitive Therapy program for people receiving Ontario Works. Clients learn and practice skills to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
>Enhanced Services: Specialized support for jobseekers who identify with mental health experience, neurodiversity, cognitive and/or physical disabilities who face barriers to employment.
>Moving Forward: An 8-week essential skills program that addresses stress, anxiety, mood and depression with supports to find meaningful employment.
>For youth (aged 15-30): Opportunity knocks: A paid, 17- week program that is designed for youth who are not in school and who are looking for their next job. Includes a 12- week paid placement, Youth Job Connection: Offers young people skills training, up to six months (full or part-time) work experience, mentorship and support, Youth Job Connection Student: A paid youth employment program providing skills training, work experience and support for young people 15-18 who are still in school and who need a job, Youth Works: A 14-week program for unemployed, out of school youth who are experiencing barriers to employment. This program includes paid training, financial supports and an 8-week paid placement.
>In order to meet the needs of our clients, while keeping them and our staff safe, we continue to offer all of our services, some in-person and others virtually.
>One-to-one job search support isoffered both in person and virtually –over the phone or video call.
>Workshops are delivered virtually through live video conferencing (responding to the COVID situation)
>Specialized Employment programs are delivered virtually (responding to the COVID situation)
>Our Resource Centres will be re-opening stages. Please check our website or contact us for details.
>Our objective is to ensure the stabilization of employment. We are therefore able to refer complementary services (housing, mental health, financial support, etc.)