Alternatives Community Program Services

Service: Employment Supports

Description (Service) Assisting people who have a barrier to employment to obtain and maintain competitive employment in the community.
  • Employment Ontario (EO) Service Provider
Services include:
  • Pre-employment coaching and assessments 
  • Resume and cover letter writing 
  • Interview Preparation 
  • Employment Readiness course 
  • Referrals to community partners
Job development services for Job seekers and employers include:
  • -screening applicants 
  • Job trials and job placements  
  • On-site job coaching and training 
  • Employment related financial support for job seekers and employers, including financial incentives. 
  • Ongoing retention services to support the new employee 
  • Employer education and training
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm * hours can be flexible to support clients while working
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals with any recognized barrier to employment (verified by physician)
Application Contact Program Manager Lisa Purchase
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL) - Interpretation, Programs
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
270 Braidwood Ave
Peterborough, ON K9J 1V3
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Intersection Braidwood Ave and Roger Neilson Way
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-742-0806
Fax 705-742-0943
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Primary Contact Lisa Purchase, Job Developer; Phone: ext 241; Email:
Alternate Contact Lori McKee, Program Director-People and Programs; Email:
Primary Executive Vikki Etchells, Executive Director; Phone: ext 222; Email:

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