Y Employment Access Centre
Last revised October, 2010
The YMCA-YWCA Mission
•The National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA is a
charitable, voluntary, community based association
dedicated to improving the quality of life for
children, youth, adults and families through
programs that build spirit, mind and body.
•The National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA provides
opportunities for personal growth and character
development by providing unique and contemporary
programs for everyone regardless of race, religion,
creed, ability or economic circumstance.
•Founded in Ottawa in 1867
•YMCA & YWCA amalgamated in 1964
•Provider of licensed child care since 1890 – largest
in Canada
•In 1942 started Carleton University
•Founding member of United Way
•First to introduce residence camping in Eastern
•Employment Counselling Centres open in 2002
•Job Connects opens in 2005 at NCR Y
•ECC and JC fuse and become YEAC in 2010
Y Employment Enterprise and Newcomer Services
•Employment Access Centres (EAC)
•Enterprise Centre:
•Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program (SEB)
•Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program
•Kanata Employment Resource Centre (KERC)
•Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC)
•Newcomer Information Centre (NIC)
•Youth Gambling Awareness Project (YGAP)
What is the Y Employment Access Centre?
•The YEAC is an employment program that
offers FREE services to job seekers and
•YEAC is an Employment Ontario program
funded by the Ontario government
•Offers a variety of interventions to assist
Ontarians with obtaining sustainable
•Provides various services to employers who
are licensed to operate in Ontario
The Components of Employment Services
1) Information & Referrals
2) Job Search
3) Job Matching, Placement &
4) Job/Training Retention
Information & Referral (I&R)
Free public resource centres
Access to current job postings
Computers with Internet access and résumé
• Faxing, printing, phone and photocopier
• Various employment related workshops
• Apprenticeship program information
• Information and referral to various community
• Resumé critiquing and interview preparation
• Participation in large Career Fairs
• Distribution of job postings by email
*there is no eligibility criteria for these services
Job Search/Employment Consultation
Eligibility Criteria:
Not in full-time school/training (more
than 20 hours/week)
Unemployed or working less than 20
Eligible to work in Canada
Resident of Ontario
Job Search
Individualized support and meetings with an
Employment Consultant
Assistance and coaching in resumé development, job
search and networking strategies, interview
preparation, career exploration and more
Clarification on employment and training needs
Establish short and long term goals
Develop an Employment Service Plan
Support and referral with Second Career and other
funded MTCU programs
Access to the Ottawa Job Match Network*
*for those who qualify
How to Register or Refer
•The Resource Centre works on a walk-in basis
•Call or email to register for workshops
•There is an Employment Consultant available for
drop-in intakes everyday on a first-come first-served
• Employment Consultants will refer clients to the
most appropriate service
•It is possible to set up specific appointments by
phone or email
Formal Referrals
YEAC makes official referrals to the following
OSEB-Ontario Self Employment Benefits program
JCP-Job Creation Partnerships program
SC-Second Career / FeePayer / Long Tenured Workers
The Practice Firms (Experica or Canadart)
LBS-Literacy and Basic Skills
Acclaim Ability Management
Ontario March of Dimes
Causeway Work Centre
Canadian Hearing Society (Job Development)
Job Matching, Placement & Incentives
Individual support from a Job Developer with job
search, networking, etc.
Information on Health and Safety in the
workplace and Workers’ Rights
Help matching job seekers’ skills and interests
with job opportunities
Support with securing apprenticeship
Possibility of Apprenticeship scholarship
Possibility of on-the-job training placements
Help with identifying and resolving workplace
Job/Training Retention
Support for long-term attachment or
advancement in the labour force
Access to mentors and coaches
Monitoring of mentor/coach relationship
Development of a support plan to
enhance employability and job retention
Monitoring and follow-up of work
Services for Employers
•Free distribution and advertisement of job postings
•Pre-screened candidates for positions
•Sensitivity and diversity training
•Possible wage/training subsidy for new hires
•Matching of apprentices
•Possibility of Apprenticeship Signing Bonus
•Monitoring of placements during/after
•Time and money saved
•Space for hosting of information sessions or
•Participation in large Career Fairs
Location and Hours
Central Ottawa:
180 Argyle Avenue, 4th Floor
Tel: 613-788-5001
Monday-Tuesday ~ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday-Thursday ~ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday ~ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Hours
West Ottawa:
Merivale Mall, 2nd Floor
Tel: 613-688-2150
Monday-Tuesday ~ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday-Thursday ~ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday ~ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
*Note: This temporary location will officially open
November 1st, 2010
Other EEN Programs
Enterprise Centre:
• Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program
Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program
Youth Gambling Awareness Project (YGAP)
Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC)
Newcomer Information Centre (NIC)
Employment Counselling Centers (YECC)
Kanata Employment Resource Centre (KERC)
Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program
•Financial assistance provided to eligible participants
for a fixed period of time while starting a new business
•Access to business related seminars and one-on-one
support from a business consultant
•Referral required, possible through the YEAC
Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program
•Gain practical work experience through a
paid internship and placement with a mentor
for youth within the Federal government
•Receive one-on-one support from an
Employment Counsellor during the
Kanata Employment Resource Centre
•Employment resource centre with
information on labour market,
apprenticeships, retraining and community
•Workshops facilitated include Resume
Writing, Job Search and Interview
Techniques along with Employer Information
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
•Language Assessments in English or French, based on the
Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
•Referrals to language training in English or French, such as
LINC/CLIC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to
Canada), ELT/CLNA (Enhanced Language Training) and
OSLT/FLAP (Occupation Specific Language Training)
•Depending on eligibility, access to FREE childcare,
transportation allowance, full time and part time classes,
beginner to advanced levels as well as employment focused
language training and programs
Newcomer Information Centre
•Information and referral services for newcomers to
•Resource Centre with access to computers,
community information, events and announcements
•Multilingual staff and community settlement
specialists on site
•Various workshops and information sessions
facilitated by NIC staff, community partners and
leaders, professional associations and employers
Youth Gambling Awareness Program
•Prevention and education programs to help
promote awareness of possible harm
associated with gambling
•Community awareness outreach in various
•Referral to treatment services
Thank You!

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