Description
Description (Service)
  • Comprehensive employment and job search services
  • assessment of skills, interests and experience
  • job search strategies, including resume preparation
  • information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • on-the-job training, work experience, help in maintaining employment as well as information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program
  • skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers
  • help in identifying human resource skills requirements, matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant
  • financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
Youth Job Connection
  • paid pre-employment training
  • job matching, paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers
  • mentorship, education and work transition supports
Youth Job Connection Summer
  • summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year


Main office located in Owen Sound. Call 519-371-9222 ext 6 or Toll Free 1-800-265-3711, see separate records for details.

Satellite offices located in Hanover, see separate records for details.

Other itinerant locations located in Dundalk, Durham, Flesherton, Markdale, Meaford and Thornbury * Staff hold weekly office hours. Clients must call Owen Sound office to book an appointment.
Service Details
Hours Wed, Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm- 4 pm
Areas Served Durham (Village of) - and surround area
Eligibility Self-service information and resources
  • anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted Services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services)
  • people who are unemployed and out of school
Youth Job Connection
  • Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment
Youth Job Connection Summer
  • Ontario high school students 15-18 years intending to stay in, or return to high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement
  • focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application
  • Call or drop in 
  • for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit www.ontario.ca/page/employment-ontario
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Durham (Village of)
Address & Map
Grey County Social Services
575 Saddler St E
Durham (Village of), ON N0G 1R0
 
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Intersection Saddler St E and Rock St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-371-9222 ext 6
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3711
E-Mail employment@osgb.ymca.ca
Website www.ymcaowensound.on.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/ymcaosgb.ces
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/ymcaosgb.ces
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ymca-osgb
Primary Contact Linda Alexander, Employment Programs Director, Owen Sound office; Phone: 519-371-9222 ext 228; Email: linda.alexander@osgb.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Samantha McDermid, Administrative Assistant, Owen Sound office; Phone: 519-371-9222 ext 222
Primary Executive Matt Shute, Manager; Email: matt.shute@osgb.ymca.ca

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