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Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project assists job-seekers who might be stressed or anxious about looking for or maintaining full-time (30 hours per week or more) employment.

New!! Online applications can now be made here

All Participants selected for the program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Looking for full-time (minimum 30 hours a week) employment opportunities
  • Canadian citizenship, permanent resident, or Convention Refugee status
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not currently in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, or accessed EI benefits in the last 5 years
  • Have not worked more than 665 hours in the last 52 weeks

Delivered through small group workshops and one-on-one career counseling sessions, participants engage in:

  • 12+ weeks of paid work placement tailored to interests, needs and background
  • Interview preparation – Self-care and coping skills
  • Job search support
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Labour market research
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Exploring disclosure and accommodations
  • Managing stress at work and relapse prevention planning

Participants receive extensive help to find and maintain suitable employment and achieve their career goals. They also benefit from on-the-job support, training, and personalized coaching at every step.

If you are a social service organization or community worker and would like to refer a participant, please contact us for the referral package. 

Located at:  555 Richmond St. W. Suite 1003
Corner of Richmond St. W. and Bathurst
Registration is done by referrals only (self-referrals are accepted)
For further information call us at: (416) 504-5516

The Lighthouse Project is a partnership with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH.

 

 

 

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