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Organization: JobsFirst Employment Program  
Phone Numbers: 613-230-4663 ext 230
c/o Leah Ebbs
P.O. Box 53157
Ottawa, ON
K1N 1C5
Street Address:
Operation Come Home
150 Gloucester St
Intersection: Gloucester St and Bank St
Location: Ottawa
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Elspeth McKay - Executive Director
613-230-4663 ext 228 *
Lynda Franc - Director of Development
613-230-4663 ext 225 *
Public Contacts: Leah Ebbs - Employment Support Staff
613-230-4663 ext 230 *
Ryan Doucette - Employment Support Staff
613-230-4663 ext 258 *
Service Description: Offers youth employment and social support, as well as hands on job training * For the first six weeks of the program participants will spend time at OCH in group workshops or one on one sessions with our employment support staff to build employment and job retention skills, including, but not limited to, organizational skills, stress management, receiving feedback, resume building, job searching, and interview skills * Participants will also complete a range of professional certifications including SmartServe, WHMIS, First Aid/CPR, Financial Literacy, and Conflict Resolution

The remaining 12 weeks of the program (18 weeks in total) is spent working in a job placement of the participant’s choice, based on their interests, where they will receive follow-up support from OCH’s employment and social support worker

The program is designed to give participants the skills needed to retain a job and succeed in a work environment long-term * aims to provide participants with the requisite tools and resources to overcome obstacles through the skills and certifications workshops, and by supporting them in the workplace to help them address any issues related to their new employment * all participants have a social support worker whom they can meet with on an as-needed basis to tackle issues pertaining to life skills or general social supports

Fees: Free
Application: Call or email
Eligibility / Target Population: Youth 16 to 29 years old
Languages: English
Area Served:
Ottawa (city of)  
See Also: Employment Assistance for Youth

This information was last completely updated on October 11, 2017

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