Increase Stable Employment
Desired outcome: This priority was on hold pending results from the Province’s Employment and Social Assistance Transformation review.
Stable employment promotes financial independence and positions residents to better achieve their long-term goals, meet their housing needs, and contribute to the economy.
Over the last four years, we:
- Supported 10,000+ Ontario Works clients by providing employment supports, such as job coaching, life stabilization programs, and placement opportunities, to help remove barriers to employment.
- Supported clients through the Wellness Success program designed to provide addictions or mental health counselling, guidance and employment supports.
- Continued to help Peel residents break the cycle of poverty through initiatives aimed at addressing their needs in an integrated and holistic way, such as the Summer Job Challenge program for priority youth, Families First program for single parents, and Peel as a Model Employer program (6-month paid employment opportunity with the Region of Peel).
- Partnered with providers in the community to deliver employment programs, aimed at increasing client employability through training and skills development in various fields, such as culinary skills training, warehouse training, customer service and construction trades.