Brands For Canada’s programming includes Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) job training placement for people with intellectual and/or physical challenges who are training in basic work skills.
Participants come to us to learn basic back-to-work skills in the Brands For Canada warehouse, boutique or administrative capacities. They gain the confidence and experience needed to help secure and maintain a job.
Poverty has a direct impact on mental health. And for individuals with mental and physical barriers compounded with poverty, life’s challenges are overwhelming to face on their own. We strive to empower the people we help to help themselves and and tap into their talents.
We’ve built strategic alliances with partners such as Community Living Toronto (CLT); Ontario Disability Support Programs (ODSP); City of Toronto (Investing In Neighbourhoods); George Brown College Augmented Preparatory Studies; and Partner Agencies (e.g. CAMH); providing employment programs and job training placements to individuals with:
- Intellectual Challenges
- Physical Challenges
- Mental Challenges
- Community Service Orders
The consistency of a secure and safe work environment provides reassurance and support to learn basic back-to-work job skills (ie. attendance/punctuality, completing tasks, following guidelines).
We’re exploring the expansion of this program to include job development (co-op/permanent placements) in entry positions w/n private organizations.