CanDo Offers Work to Help People Transition to Jobs

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Components of KinderStart Resource Kits

Stella’s Circle offers a range of employment and education programs to assist people to find and maintain employment.

One of our programs, CanDo, offers short-term transitionary work for participants. Participants work on a variety of group and individual activities and are paid for their work. Individual support and counselling is offered to help participants complete their work and achieve their goals.

For example, last month, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development was looking to enter into an MOU with a not-for-profit community agency to assemble resource packages for KinderStart. Stella’s Circle was pleased to respond and our participants enjoyed putting the packages together. Working helps to combat isolation and increases independence for our participants.

Other jobs completed by our participants include yard work, event set-up, commercial cleaning and dishwashing. If you’re interested in learning more about CanDo and the work our participants can do for you, contact Paula Greeley at p.greeley@stellascircle.ca or at 738-8548.

In our experience, the best social program is a job. Some of the most valuable learning and personal development happens at work. Imagine how your life would be different if you didn’t have a job to go to or income to be able to provide for yourself and your family.  Increasing employment readiness is a key component of our work! Chevron Canada has been a wonderful supporter of our CanDo program. On June 20, Chevron Canada announced a donation of $450,000 over a three-year period to help support CanDo and our Employment Services program–a wonderful commitment to helping people be a part of the labour market.

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Lots of KinderStart Resource Kits piling up!