• Norfolk: 519-426-6170 or 519-582-3579 | Haldimand: 905-318-6623

If you qualify for Ontario Works, you will have access
to a range of employment activities including:

Education Programs

A variety of education programs are available to help you:

  • Finish high school
  • Improve your language skills
  • Upgrade your reading, writing or math skills

Job-Specific Skills Training

If you need special training or skills to do a job, we can get you the help you need to develop your skills.

Literacy Screening and Training

If it’s hard for you to get or keep a job because you have trouble with reading, writing or math, we can help you get the education you need.

Employment Placements

When you’re ready for a job, we can connect you with employers who are hiring, help you prepare for the interview and help with training for the job, if required.

Leap (Learning, Earning and Parenting)

If you’re a young parent between the ages of 16 and 25, the LEAP program can give you the supports you need to:

  • Finish High School
  • Improve your parenting skills
  • Prepare for and find work so you can support your family

Community Placements

A placement in a community agency can help you gain valuable experience. You can practice your skills, improve your confidence and get up-to-date job references and contacts.

  • Must be with non-profit organizations
  • Up to 70 hours per month – no minimum

Community placement assists clients with increased employability by providing them with current references and work experience for their resume, networking opportunities and hands on training in a non-threatening environment i.e. Day Care Centre for ECE or Clerical for Office Essential Certificate.