STRIVE Employment Services provides tailored employment services to adults with developmental disabilities who are eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Employment Supports program.  STRIVE has developed a unique service to assist determined individuals in preparation, location and maintaining employment.

Our Commitment

To tap into the full employment potential of each person and to promote the benefits and business-case for hiring diversely. 
To strive to ensure that as a community we have a workforce that is represented by all members of our community.

Job Seeker Services

Assessment and Case Management:   As employers approach us with job openings, our case managers select a qualified candidate for each position available from our client base. An action plan is developed involving all parties to determine services required and employment goals. Our case managers stay in contact with you on an ongoing basis to ensure that both your needs and those of the employee are being met.

Job Finding: the success of the work exploration is dependent on the motivation of the individual.  We provide resume writing, interview skills, Job Finding Club with other job seekers and pre-employment readiness skills training. 

Job Coaching:  job coaching is provided at the start of the work placement to assist the new employee to perform their job effectively and independently, and determine what further supports will be necessary in the long term. Job coaching is a key service that we offer, and by performing this dual role, assists a new employee to fulfill their job responsibilities in a competitive environment. Throughout the course of the placement we will closely monitor the client’s progress and ensure that your needs are being met on an ongoing basis.

Employer benefits

  • Retention strategy and support and education in diverse hiring

  • Personalized matching of candidates to positions

  • Access to training incentives

  • On-the-job training with an experienced Job Coach

  • Ongoing support and co-ordination throughout the employment relationship

For more information please contact

Theresa Speers
Employment Services Case manager
Tel: 905-746-1768