Record #: ALL0807
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 04 May 2023


Description (Service) Employment Supports is a component of the Ontario Disability Support Program. The program assists persons with disabilities to find employment, advance to another job if under employed, overcome a disability-related job crisis to maintain employment and retain long term employment.

FOCUS is an approved service provider for the Employment Supports program. Some of the supports available include the following:
  • help finding a job
  • help preparing for work
  • help with job retention
  • job coaching
  • on-the-job training
  • software and mobility devices
  • assistive devices and training
  • special clothing
  • other needed items

Service Details

Hours Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Wed 4:30 pm-7 pm virtual extended hours
Areas Served Aurora ; Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Essa ; Innisfil ; New Tecumseth ; Newmarket
  • a resident of Ontario
  • able to work in Canada
  • have a disability that is expected to last a year or more
  • have a disability that makes it hard for you to find or keep a job
  • students who wish to work part-time while going to school may be eligible for Employment Supports
  • do not have to be receiving financial assistance from Ontario Disability Support Program to be eligible for Employment Supports
  • cannot receive Employment Supports if you are receiving financial assistance from Ontario Works

    16 year(s) and up
  • Application Appointment by referral
    Call or email for information
    Languages English; French
    Fees None

    Address and Location

    Located In Community Essa
    Address & Map
    199 Mill St
    Unit 5
    Essa, ON
    Canada L0M 1B2
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    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-424-6335
    Toll Free Phone 1-877-513-0187
    TTY Phone 705-424-1516
    Fax 705-424-1516
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    Mailing Address 199 Mill St 
    Unit 5 
    Essa, ON 
    Canada L0M 1B2

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