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

RELATED PROGRAMS


PROGRAM NAME DESCRIPTION LOCATION
Employment Services and Family Finance

WoodGreen Community Services offers supports for those looking for jobs and employment.

989 Danforth
1080 Queen Street East
1533 Victoria Park
Employment Training Programs

WoodGreen Community Services Employment Services Centres offer free services at three locations to anyone looking for work.

989 Danforth Avenue
1080 Queen Street East
1533 Victoria Park Avenue
Employment: Digital Tech

WoodGreen Community Services offers training in Digital Tech to youth interested in entering the industry.

1533 Victoria Park Avenue
English Language Programs

WoodGreen Community Services makes learning English easy and fun! ESL classes offered through newcomer immigrant and refugee settlement program.

1491 Danforth Avenue (2 minute walk from Coxwell subway station)
260 Wellesley Street East (5 minute walk from Sherbourne subway station)
Family Settlement Services

For decades, WoodGreen Community Services has been helping immigrants settle in Toronto and start their new lives! We offer a range of services to people new to Canada.

815 Danforth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Financial Empowerment

Whether it’s filing your taxes, or taking a budgetting workshops, or learning more about debt management and credit histories, we help clients make informed decisions about their financial future. WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services provide free information, counselling and support to low-income members of the community who have financial challenges. We empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances and make informed decisions about their financial futures.

815 Danforth Avenue
Settlement Services for Newcomers and Refugees

WoodGreen Community Services offers settlement services to immigrants and refugees, both individuals and families, adult and youth.

815 Danforth Ave, Suite 300
1491 Danforth Ave
260 Wellesley St East
Social and Recreational Programming for Newcomers

WoodGreen Community Services offers social and recreational programs for immigrants and refugees. Most are no cost or low-cost.

815 Danforth Ave, Suite 300
1491 Danforth Ave
260 Wellesley Street East
Transitions to Success

Trainings and support to help women seeking employment. Microsoft Office 2016 Computer Training. Paid practical work experience.

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