Quick facts

Service type: Employment, Disability, Health
Eligibility: Please see below for program requirements.
Delivery: Currently, this program is being offered virtually. This information will be updated once in-person programming resumes.
Fee: Free
Program dates: This is a part-time, six-month cohort program. We offer two sessions per year: January – June (applications close on December 1st) and July – December (applications close on June 1st).
Partners: Michael Garron Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Services, Reach: Michael Garron Hospital’s Community Outreach Services, Alternatives: The East York Mental Health Counselling Services Agency, Reconnect Mental Health Services and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Program description

The WIN program assists participants with their employment goals through a combination of group workshops and one-on-one sessions delivered over six months. Topics are tailored to clients living with mental health issues and include workplace accommodation, disclosure, stress management and job maintenance. The program also offers employment supports such as career exploration, resume writing, job search techniques and interview skills.

 

 

Eligibility requirements

  • Age 21+
  • Working toward recovery of mental health and receiving regular therapeutic/counselling support
  • Looking for paid employment and available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Eligible to work in Canada with SIN
  • English fluency minimum LINC Level Six
  • Has stable housing and a phone number where they can be reached
  • Has capacity to work in groups
  • Able to attend WIN program workshops three times per week (10 hours per week)
  • Has basic computer skills and access to a computer with internet, camera, mic, speakers
  • Able to start employment within the next six months
  • Functions well in everyday life (stress management, time management, daily tasks, professional presentation/hygiene/communication skills etc.)

Program testimonials

Anonymous

Client

"Participating in the WIN program was an invaluable experience. In the beginning I was intimidated by the length of the program and the commitment involved, however it turned out to be a great decision."

Anonymous

Client

"I highly recommend the WIN program. I especially liked the personalized help and expertise of the staff in creating an excellent resume and cover letter."

How you can help

We offer a limited number of practicum opportunities for BSW students. To apply, please contact mdowling@woodgreen.org. Donations are graciously accepted through the WoodGreen Foundation.

Ready to participate?

Registration

 

Due to COVID-19, in-person services are currently unavailable. This program is being offered virtually.

 

Learn more about the program and application process here. Referrals from mental health professionals are required. Mental health workers can download referral forms here. If you do not have a worker to refer you, please contact us directly.

 

To learn more, please contact:

Contact information

Maggie Dowling

Employment Case Counsellor

(647) 287-6497
mdowling@woodgreen.org

Location

1080 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON
M4M 1K5

Hours

Approximately 10 hours per week (7 hours online, 2–3 hours offline)

 

Group workshops: Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Weekly one-on-one session with Employment Case Counsellor (as assigned)

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