John Howard Society of Durham Region

Site: Whitby - Dundas St E

Service: Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: OSH0780 Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 07 Aug 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone905-666-8847
LocationWhitby (Town of)
Address & Map
114 Dundas St E, Ste 200
Whitby, ON L1N 2H7
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IntersectionBrock St and Dundas St (Hwy 2) * above Hakim Optical
Contact Information
Contact 1Christina Barrow, Director of Employment & Training Services
Mailing Address75 Richmond St W 
Oshawa, ON L1G 1E3
Description & Services
DescriptionHelps Ontarians find sustainable employment * assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment * information and referrals to all Employment Ontario Funded Programs including Second Career Program for laid-off workers and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB), which offers income and entrepreneurial support during the process of developing and launching a business * information about, and referral to, other community services and supports

Youth Employment Fund -- a $195 million initiative to provide 25,000 youth in all regions of the province with an entry point to long term employment through job placements that offer the chance to learn work skills while earning income. The fund will be delivered through the existing Employment Service (ES).

Incorporates services previously provided through Job Connect, Employment Assistance Services (EAS), Employment Resource Centres and other programs * Summer Jobs Service program remains separate for the time being

HoursMon, Wed, Thu 8 am-5 pm * Tue 8 am-7 pm * Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas ServedWhitby (Town of)
EligibilitySelf-service information and resources – anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention
ApplicationCall 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
Other Details
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesCareer Counselling ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Training Expense Assistance ; Job Training Resource Lists ; Labour Market Information ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Prejob Guidance ; Prejob Guidance ~ Students ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience