Pre-Employment Program

Provides individuals living with mental health and substance use problems the opportunity to enhance their employment skill, work toward personal employment goals and increase the potential to gain permanent, sustainable employment in the community.

The program is free of charge to successful candidates. It runs for 21 weeks, seven weeks of workshop training and 14 weeks of community employment. There are opportunities to earn a training stipend during workshops and minimum wage for community employment.

Upon completion of the program, there will be continued support available. Our doors are always open!


Topics Covered include:

  • Employee Rights

  • Financial Management

  • Professional Attire

  • Stress Management

  • Resume Building

  • Interview Skills

  • Job Searching

  • Disclosure

  • Acceptance

  • Time Management

  • Ethics

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Conflict Resolution

Individuals will ALSO receive certification in:

  • Standard First Aid, CPR

  • WHMIS

  • Occupational Health and Safety

  • Food Handlers