This is an opportunity for persons on social assistance to obtain more current work experience, to practice real job skills and to cultivate the beginnings of a network in order to get a job of their own.
Community Participation placements can be sponsored by Community groups, by Governments and their agencies or by non-profit organizations. Placements can be arranged to a maximum of 70 hours per month with the balance of the participant's time devoted to education, skills development or job searching.
Participants on social assistance can self-initiate placements. If already volunteering in the Community, this may be recognized as Community Participation within the Ontario Works program, provided certain standards are met.
In Windsor call 311 for general information. For detailed inquiries, call John Marrocco (519) 255-5200 ext. 5361.
Fax: (519) 255-1011 or (519) 255-1503
In Leamington call (519) 946-9988.
Fax: (519) 322-3529 or toll free at 1-866-763-1222
Drop off at Customer Care Centres:
Required documents or letters can be dropped off at any of the Customer Care Centres located in the various wards of the city. Please visit our Customer Care Centres page for a listing of participating locations and hours of operation.