Brockville Library Donation in Memory of Bill Hart

Brockville Library Donation in Memory of Bill Hart

Career Services is proud to support the Brockville Public Library with the donation of new children books in memory of Bill Hart.  Bill was an individual who was so giving to his community, championed many youth initiatives and always did so with grace and love.  Each year we support the Brockville Library in purchasing new books for children.  We miss Bill but hope to celebrate him through this initiative!

See below a poster from our friends at the Brockville Public Library

Bill Hart donation 2019 poster

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AODA Toolbox March

AODA Toolbox March

 

https://mailchi.mp/ontario/aoda-toolbox-march-19-1389975?e=f4607cbf60

 

This month’s toolbox features information on Innovative Apps for students with disabilities and many other interesting stories.  If interested there are free webinars to earn more about accessibility and your requirements.

 

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Career Services working on Research Project with Queen’s University

We are currently in our research project phase examining the use of Virtual Reality (VR) as a tool for job preparation.   We are working with a sample group of individuals with a variety of barriers and assessing VR and its application to each of the groups.  Stay tuned to our social media and website for updates and more information.  Check out a promo video of the capability of VR with the equipment that we use!

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Career Services: Virtual Reality for Job Preparation

Career Services:  Virtual Reality for Job Preparation

Over the course of the next few months we will begin to showcase and dive into allowing you to gain a behind the scenes of the development of our job preparation tool……Pixel Prep.  We are excited of the possibilities of what Virtual Reality can do in supported employment and can’t wait to share with you all the exciting news. Currently we’re in the research phase and have partnered with Queens University to look at the VR application and its use in learning.  Here is an …

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Opportunities Fund

Opportunities Fund

OPPORTUNITIES FUND FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Career Services is the local service provider for Service Canada’s Opportunities Fund. Fund are available to enhance the employability of people with disabilities. The Fund is highly individualized, funding is allocated on a case by case basis.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The individual must:

be legally able to work in Canada
be 18+ years of age
have a disability
be ineligible for Employment Insurance

(not on EI/ not received EI in the last 3-5 years)

FUNDS

Funds are limited and allocated based on labour market information and the needs of

the individual.

Funding …

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Creating a Job that Makes Business Sense

Creating a Job that Makes Business Sense

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KEYS Inclusion Makes Cent$ Video Series: Quesada

Employment Developer at Career Services of Brockville, Wendy Galloway, helped franchise owner of Quesada Burritos & Tacos, Swapan Randhawa, create a ‘carved’ position for Taylor Reid, a job seeker with a disability. Greater operational efficiency was just one result. … This video is part of a series launched at the …

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Are you Looking for WORK? Opportunities Fund & Career Services can Help!

Are you Looking for WORK?  Opportunities Fund & Career Services can Help!

If you have a disABILITY and meet the program eligibility criteria, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities may have funds that could assist you in enhancing your employ ability and your job search.

What are the basic eligibility criteria to apply? You must:

be legally able to work in Canada
18+ years of age
have a disability
ineligible for Employment Insurance (not on EI or have been in receipt in the last 5 years)

How can Opportunities Fund help eligible applicants?

Every case is different.  Decisions are based on the person, …

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Engage Talent & Expand Your Market

This video was created by ODEN (Ontario Disability Employment Network) to illustrate many of the facts as to why hiring people with disabilities makes sense to your business. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Job Developer Ryan Gilligan ryangilligan@careerservices.ca or call us at 613-342-5775 to let us tell you the many benefits your business can gain!

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TVO Discussion on Supported Employment

TVO Discussion on Supported Employment

An interesting round table discussion on the transition from sheltered workshops to supported employment that really gives the full picture of the issue from all angles. Definitely worth the watch!

http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/supported-employment?platform=hootsuite

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An Employers Perspective: Hiring People with Disabilities makes Business sense

An Employers Perspective: Hiring People with Disabilities makes Business sense

A unique partnership was formed with On-route Centre’s and Career Services. Unique because the employer sought our services in attracting employees. The reasons are easy to see. Pre-screening,retention,productivity, morale are good enough reasons, but in the end reduction in training costs and the time and energy to continue to replace positions are advantages that every business can see. Learn more about this unique partnership in our article on the Recorder & Times and if you’re interested in learning how your business can benefit contact Ryan …

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