Canada. Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Description (Service) Designed to help people with disabilities prepare for and obtain employment or self-employment * financial help, through a contribution for employment services to people with disabilities * services may be provided directly to individuals or through organizations with projects funded by the Opportunities Fund * funds may also be provided to cover the costs of special devices to accommodate a person with a disability * activities may include wage subsidies to employers to encourage them to hire people with disabilities, helping individuals start their own business, helping individuals increase their employment skills, financial assistance for skills upgrading, work experience opportunities, and job search support
Service Details
Public Comments No local Barrie phone number * NOTE: sign at front of building which houses Barrie Service Canada Centre says Government of Canada, 48 Owen St
Hours Barrie Service Canada Centre: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * no appointment necessary * Toll Free Telephone Service Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm
Areas Served Central Ontario
Eligibility To participate in the Opportunities Fund, individuals must:
* self-identify as having a permanent physical or mental disability that restricts his or her ability to perform daily activities
* be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and federal legislation and regulations
* be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
* not be eligible for assistance under Employment Insurance (EI) employment benefits or any similar programs that are the subject of agreements with provinces, territories, or organizations entered into pursuant to Section 63 of the EI Act (unless approved by a departmental official)
* require assistance to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment
Application Contact Service Canada for more information on submitting an application or a project proposal * online application available through website
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON L4M 3H1
View Google Map
Intersection Owen St and Worsley St
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-622-6232 * 1-800-O-CANADA
TDD Phone 1-800-926-9105
Fax 613-941-1827
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