WoodGreen works with adults living with developmental disabilities to access community services. Our team assists with resources to find financial support, affordable housing, medical services and recreational activities. We also offer workshops to enhance fundamental life skills such as problem solving, budgeting and forming healthy relationships.
Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Our team connects adults with developmental disabilities to community-based services.En français
Learn more about Developmental Services Ontario.
Ready to participate?
Due to COVID-19, in-person services are currently unavailable. The program is being offered virtually and/or by phone.
Referrals are required through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).
To learn more, please contact:
Virtual, On the Phone
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Newcomer Women Entrepreneurship Program (NWEP)
The Newcomer Women Entrepreneurship Program (NWEP) is a free online training program for English and Arabic-speaking women who are interested in learning and developing entrepreneurial skills to start a business.
Mentoring Pathways to Employment (for Newcomers to Canada)
The Mentoring Pathways to Employment (MPE) program empowers skilled newcomers to find and retain meaningful employment in line with their education, skills and experience.
Older Workers’ Initiative (Ontario Works recipients only)
The Older Workers’ Initiative (OWI) aims to improve access to sustainable employment for job seekers aged 45 years or older who are on Ontario Works and have been unemployed for at least 1 year.
Youth Possibilities Project
The Youth Possibilities Project (YPP) is funded by Service Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. The program is open to youth aged 15 – 30 and offers 4 weeks of paid pre-employment training, followed by a 10-week paid job placement. With support from a job developer, participants explore their career options, secure a placement opportunity in their chosen field and gain valuable work experience and practical skills.
Employment Accessibility Services for Persons with Disabilities Program
This program assists post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain meaningful employment. Our team aims to reduce disability-related barriers to employment while supporting clients to achieve their goals.
The Capability program supports individuals with disabilities to enhance their employability skills and job prospects. Our team of job coaches and job developers work with clients to prepare for their transition into the labour market
Work Initiative Network (WIN)
This 6-month, part-time employment program is tailored to the needs of clients with mental health issues. Sessions address workplace accommodation, disclosure, stress management and job maintenance, as well as practical job search skills.
Better Jobs Ontario
Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career) provides unemployed individuals with financial support and skills training to secure in-demand jobs in their communities.
CNC/Precision Machining Skills Training Program
Delivered in partnership with George Brown College, this free training program is designed to address the challenges faced by women in trades and prepare participants for entry-level work in the manufacturing sector. It includes 14 weeks of CNC training and employability skills training, as well as an 8-week paid job placement.
Building Code Skills Development for Internationally Trained Individuals
Delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen, this 20-week skills-training program prepares internationally trained job seekers for the role of Building Official, working in the construction sector or public administration.
Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program
This free program equips students with skills related to the millwright trade, which involves installing, maintaining, diagnosing and repairing industrial machines. Delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen, the program includes trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.
Visual Effects (VFX) Compositing
This VFX training program is designed to give Black youth a competitive edge as they launch careers in digital compositing. Over 23 weeks, participants gain the knowledge and experience necessary to find post-production work. Training includes a six-week paid internship.
Toronto Youth Job Corps Case Counselling
Our team provides Toronto Youth Job Corps participants with case management support to address life challenges affecting their program engagement.
137 Sears Street
This location has 17 units and offers independent living for single occupants.
Wellesley Central Residences
Operated in partnership with Fife House, this site has 112 mixed units and offers supportive housing for Fife House clients living with HIV/AIDS and frail seniors receiving WoodGreen assisted living services. It also hosts an 11-unit transitional housing program for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and working toward permanent housing.
Meals on Wheels
Our team delivers hot and frozen meals to seniors and adults living with disabilities. We also provide at-home security and wellness checks and help with accessing local services.
Caregiver Support & Wellness
Promoting health and wellbeing for caregivers through individual counselling and group support.
First Step to Home
A transitional housing program for men 55+ with a history of homelessness and mental health or addictions issues. We provide safe housing and wrap-around supports to help clients build new skills and recreate a sense of community.
Services pour les adultes ayant d’une déficience intellectuelle
Notre équipe relie des adultes ayant d’une déficience intellectuelle aux services communautaires.
Services pour les enfants ayant une déficience intellectuelle
WoodGreen soutient les enfants qui vivent avec une déficience intellectuelle, ainsi que leurs familles, afin qu’ils aient de possibilités significatives pour s’épanouir, prospérer et tisser des liens avec leurs communautés.
Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities
This program supports children with developmental disabilities, as well as their families, providing accessible and meaningful opportunities for community participation.
Walk-In Counselling (WIC)
WoodGreen’s registered social workers and staff offer free single session counselling to address issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management and relationship challenges, and discuss strategies for positive change.
Counseling and Support Services (CSS)
We offer clinical and therapeutic counselling, case management and group support services to individuals experiencing mental health, substance use and other challenges. Longer-term services (up to two years) are available, depending on client needs.
Comprehensive Care and Integration Specialist (CCIS) Team
Our team of clinical social workers provide a comprehensive approach to care for clients with complex health and psychosocial needs. We work to fill the gaps in care by connecting clients to essential services, coordinating follow-up care, and providing case management and counselling.