YMCA of Greater Toronto

Site: Richmond Hill, Bayview Avenue

Service: York Region Employment & Community, Employment Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: NKT1284 Last Modified: 09 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 29 Jan 2014
Record Details
Alternate NameEmployment Assistance Services ; Employment Ontario ; Employment Planning and Preparation ; Employment Services ; ES ; JMPI ; Job Connect ; Job Matching Placement and Incentives ; Job/Training Retention ; OEAS ; OEAS – PWD ; Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program ; OSEB ; Resource and Information Service ; RI ; SC ; Second Career ; SJS ; SPRING ; Summer Job Service ; YEF ; YMCA Employment Centre ; YMCA Resource Centre ; Youth Employment Fund
Office Phone905-780-9622
Contact 1Megan Thomas, General Manager, York Region Employment, YMCA of Greater Toronto; Phone: 905-780-9622; Fax: 905-780-8299; Email: megan.thomas@ymcagta.org
Contact 2Elizabeth Kush, Employment Programs Team Lead, YMCA of Greater Toronto; Phone: 905-780-9622; Fax: 905-780-8299; Email: elizabeth.kush@ymcagta.org
Volunteer CoordinatorChhong Heng, Volunteer Coordinator/Job Skills Counsellor, YMCA; Phone: 905-780-9622 ext 350; Fax: 905-780-8299; Email: chhong.heng@ymcagta.org
DescriptionHelps Ontarians find sustainable employment * assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment * information and referrals to all Employment Ontario Funded Programs including Second Career Program for laid-off workers and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB), which offers income and entrepreneurial support during the process of developing and launching a business * information about, and referral to, other community services and supports

Youth Employment Fund -- a $195 million initiative to provide 25,000 youth in all regions of the province with an entry point to long term employment through job placements that offer the chance to learn work skills while earning income * the fund will be delivered through the existing Employment Service (ES)

S.P.R.I.N.G. (Supportive, Pre-Employment, Resource Development, Increased Opportunities, Networking, Goals Achievement): pre-employment and life skills based workshops for unemployed or underemployed youth and adults with identified disabilities and health conditions * individuals can be in receipt of EI, OW, ODSP, etc * the program includes one-on-one counseling, job placement, job training and retention support, workshops and follow-up * this program runs on continuous intake throughout the year Summer Jobs Service -- free job-search and self-marketing support to help students find summer jobs * $2-per-hour-per-student hiring incentive available for eligible Ontario employers to create summer job placements * contact this local Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service agency, call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339), or visit www.ontario.ca/summerjobs Incorporates services previously provided through Job Connect, Employment Assistance Services (EAS), Employment Resource Centres and other programs * Summer Jobs Service program remains separate for the time being

HoursMon, Wed and Fri 9 am-5 pm, Tue and Thu 9 am-8 pm
Areas ServedYork Region
EligibilitySelf-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention

Workshops for unemployed or underemployed youth and adults with identified disabilities and health conditions
ApplicationCall or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit www.ontario.ca/employmentontario
Address10610 Bayview Ave, Unit 12
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3N8
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IntersectionElgin Mills E and Bayview Ave
SubjectsEmployment ; Job search training ; Vocational counselling
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