Work Initiative Network Program

The Work Initiative Network (WIN) is a part-time, 4 month employment program for adults with mental health issues. The aim of the program is to help individuals find and maintain paid employment or volunteering opportunities. The program is delivered through a combination of workshops and 1 on 1 sessions which include career exploration, employment preparation, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search and job maintenance.

WIN works with clients referred by the following partnered agencies as well as other agencies that work with a population with mental health issues who are interested in employment:

  • WoodGreen Community Services
  • Alternatives – The East York Mental Health Counselling Services Agency
  • Michael Garron Hospital (Formerly Toronto East General) Outpatient Mental Health Programs
  • Reconnect Community Health Services
  • The Centre For Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

How We Can Help You

  • Discover hidden skills and unique talents while enhancing confidence
  • Set employment goals and a step by step action plan
  • Improve your job search skills (resume development, networking, and interviewing practice)
  • Access job opportunities (job postings, employment related events)
  • Receive on the job support


After 4 Programming

This program enhances the lives of Homeward Bound participants’ children aged 6-12 through recreational programs.

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Child Care

This service connects mothers of children under 4 in the Homeward Bound program to high quality child care.

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Homeward Bound Community of Practice

The Community of Practice provides pre-implementation supports, program resources, capacity building activities and ongoing ad-hoc support to bolster local adaptations of the Homeward Bound model

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Industry Council

The Industry Council supports the successful transition to work of Homeward Bound participants.

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