Conseil des Organismes Francophones de la Region de Durham

Site: Simcoe St S, Ste 2H

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-436-6989
Fax 905-436-6231
Located In Community Oshawa
Address & Map
Lord Simcoe Place
57 Simcoe St S, Suite 2H, 2nd Flr
Oshawa, ON
Canada L1H 4G4
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Intersection Simcoe S and Athol St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Félicité Pénayori Ouattara, Coordinator; Email: pouattara@cofrd.corg
Primary Executive Chantal Bazinet, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Executive Daniel Portelance; Email:
Description & Services
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 * information and referral to other employment and community services Empl 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

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 transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Thu 8:30 am-6 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up Francophone community in Durham Region 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 residents 15-18 years who intend to continue 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
Languages English - Reception, Website ; French - Reception, Website, Programs ; Haitian Creole - Reception, Interpretation ; Lingala ; Luba-Kasai - Reception, Interpretation
Fees None
Other Details
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Physical Access Partially Accessible
Service Categories Career Awareness ; Career Counselling ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ~ Francophone Community ; Human Resources Management Support ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Laid Off Workers ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Employment Issues ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience ; Youth Employment Programs

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