Increase Stable Employment
Outcome: To be determined based on the Province's Employment and Social Assistance Transformation review.
Stable employment promotes financial independence and positions citizens to better achieve their long-term goals, meet their housing needs, and contribute to the economy.
In 2017, we:
- Supported 128 youth who completed the Summer Job Challenge program, gaining valuable work experience. Youth (aged 16-24) with one or more barriers to employment, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients, and clients that identified as having a disability were recruited.
- Launched Peel as a Model Employer, giving 12 participants a 6-month opportunity for paid employment with the Region of Peel. This was an innovative approach aimed at supporting Peel residents and addressing the gap in employment. It was highlighted in A Guide for Businesses Reducing Poverty by the Tamarack Institute (2017) as one of the top 10 stories across Canada that inspires successful business engagement in poverty reduction and inclusive hiring practices.
- Fully integrated supports to the Families First program to allow Peel Health and Human Services to work collaboratively with participants. Of the 197 clients who participated in the program, 92% worked intensively with Public Health Nurses to achieve life stabilization while 37% were actively working with Employment Service Workers to increase employment readiness and job acquisition.