Growth Opportunities (GO) Program
ODSP – Employment Supports (ODSP-ES)

Have a Disability?
Go ProgramODSP - ES

Growth Opportunities (GO) Program

 

The Growth Opportunities (GO) Program provides employment services through funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is offered at no cost to participants. This program is designed to assist individuals with developing and obtaining their employment goals. Outreach services are available within the Durham Region.

 

Do you have a disability which is impacting your ability to find and/or maintain work?

Through our assessment process, you and your Vocational Counsellor will work to identify existing skill sets and develop your individual employment goals.

Thinking about re-training? Our staff can assess your eligibility for Second Career and if you qualify, help you with the application process!

To be eligible for the GO Program you must:

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Have a barrier to employment due to a disability

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Be a resident of the Durham Region

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Be unemployed or underemployed (working less than 25 hours per week); and

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Be committed and motivated to work

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Have a barrier to employment due to a disability

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Be a resident of the Durham Region

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Be unemployed or underemployed (working less than 25 hours per week); and

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Be committed and motivated to work

Why should I participate?

META’s clients receive supportive one-on-one assistance from a Vocational Counsellor through the process of developing and obtaining their employment goals.

 

Your customized program may include:

Assessment and Counselling

Your Vocational Counsellor will perform an assessment to determine your existing skill set and assist you with developing and obtaining your employment goals.

Resume and Interview Skills

Together with your Vocational Counsellor, you will update your resume and enhance your interview skills.

Job Development

If eligible, will provide you with support in finding employment and ensuring your skill set is a good match for employers’ needs.

Career Transitions Workshop

Will assist you with identifying alternative career options and strategies to achieve them.

Job Search Workshop

Will provide you with up-to-date job search strategies to reach your employment goals.

Job Coaching

If eligible, we will provide you with on-the-job support and training in the workplace.

Contact Us for more information!

Succeed

ODSP and Work

Yes, you can work while you are receiving Income Support from ODSP!

If you are on ODSP Income Support and you want to work, META can assist you with achieving your employment goals through our Employment Supports Program.

CONTACT US for more information.

Ontario Disability Support Program – Employment Supports (ODSP-ES)

META Vocational Services is an approved ODSP Employment Supports service provider. The ODSP Employment Supports Program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and is available to job seekers who meet specific program criteria. The program provides participants with one-on-one support in developing and achieving their employment goals.

Once participants have been approved for this program by the Ontario Disability Support Program, they will have access, as needed, to one-on-one counselling, job coaching, assisted job search, workplace support and monitoring. This program is provided at no cost to participants.

To be eligible for the ODSP-ES Program you must:

  • Be registered with ODSP 
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be 16 years of age or older, and
  • Have a disability that is expected to last a year or more which makes it difficult for you to find and retain a job

Why should I Participate?

You will receive one-on-one support from your Vocational Counsellor as you develop and attain your employment goals.

We can arrange for on-the-job training (job coaching), as needed, to assist you with keeping your job and putting you on track to becoming financially independent.

Contact Us for more information!

Your customized program may include:

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Full support from our META Vocational Counsellors

Career counselling and employment planning

Special clothing and equipment

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Employment preparation

Job coaching and job maintenance

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Assistive devices and accommodation

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Ongoing communication and monitoring

Support

Belleville Office

Unit 8, 161 Bridge Street W. 
Belleville, ON K8P 1K2

Phone: 613-966-9069
Toll Free: 1-888-401-9636
Fax: 613-966-7357

Marmora Office

10 Forsyth Street
Marmora, ON

Phone: 613-966-9069
Toll Free: 1-888-401-9636
Fax: 613-966-7357