Category Archives: Employment support

Province to close sheltered workshops

I couldn’t decide whether to weep with rage or despair over the Toronto Star’s recent series on sheltered workshops. This week, the headlines crowed that “the Star gets action” because Minister of Community and Social Services Helena Jaczek promised that … Continue reading

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March of Dimes Employment Support

Officially, the March of Dimes serves people with physical disabilities. However the organization’s Employment Services are open to people with any disability including developmental delays, mental health issues, learning disabilities, hearing and vision impairments. Interested participants must register for and … Continue reading

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Help the Mavericks Become Baristas!

Common Ground Cooperative has been working to offer meaningful employment to adults with developmental delays for many years. And now, The Coffee Shed has launched a new campaign to enhance their already excellent program. Made by Mavericks is the brainchild … Continue reading

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Dream Weavers

Mira Etlin-Stein and her partner, Amanda Landry are young Occupational Therapists who didn’t let a soft job market stop them from practicing in their chosen profession. They started Dream Weavers Collective— a community-based grassroots company that offers group and individual … Continue reading

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JVS Path2Work

It’s tough to find enough for a young, disabled adult to do. The government, in its wisdom, wants people to make their own choices and has elimated many of the traditional full-time, sheltered workplace programs in favour of the Passport … Continue reading

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Good Foot Delivery

Jon Gauthier, founder of Good Foot Delivery, addressed the Common Ground Foundations Program Graduating class last week. Jon founded this environmentally friendly, social enterprise with his sister to provide an on-foot or on-transit courier service downtown and mid-town Toronto. What … Continue reading

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