This is a Job Training and Employment program best for adults who are ready to transition into the workforce. Participants may face a variety of barriers to employment, including: disability, lack of education or experience, or socio-economic barriers. Participants learn to navigate and engage in workplace settings.
The program utilizes our NextStep Clubhouse, located at 1105 College Street, Toronto, Ontario and our shared spaces at the Centre for Social Innovation, located at 720 Bathurst Street.
Our NextSTEP Club House is within 10 minutes walking distance from a subway station, library, gym, mall, park, and is surrounded by local restaurants, shops and stores.
The Centre for Social Innovation is part of the Annex community. CSI Annex is a five-story, beautifully restored brick and beam building; packed with innovators. Each of the co-working floors has a unique vibe. You can relax in the lounge with a snack from our locally sourced CSI Cafe.
Additional support is available for individuals who are not independent in the community. Individual costs may vary. Please Note: There is advanced placement into Work STEP 1, 2 or 3 based on job skills assessment. Positions are limited and wait lists may be applied.
Program Participation Requirements:
Work STEP 1: High School Co-op Program
Work STEP 2: College & University Co-op Program
Work STEP 3: 6 months Contract Employment
*Note: Employment conditional upon necessary skills and experience.
Entry Criteria: You may qualify for the Work STEP 3 program, if you are 18-29 years old and currently receiving benefits from one of the following programs: