Gateway Association

Employment Resource Centre


Description
Offers employment resources for individuals with disabilities who are actively seeking employment.

Service offers:

  • employment resources for individuals with disabilities who are actively seeking employment
  • GET - Work Youth Employment Transition Program - person-directed assistance to youth who self-identify as having a disability to identify, prepare for, seek, acquire, and retain employment that matches their interests and abilities
  • MentorAbility - a mentoring experience in which job seekers with disabilities are matched with individual mentors (employers or business leaders) to explore career opportunities

GET - Work Youth Employment Transition Program includes:

  • career exploration
  • action plan development
  • post-secondary training and certification opportunities
  • resume development
  • individual and group learning
  • employment preparation
  • job search support
  • employment placement
  • training and job retention supports

 MentorAbility includes:

  • speed-dating style informational interviews for job seekers with disabilities to learn from business leaders
  • an opportunity for education and awareness to be shared between employers and people with disabilities
  • a Canada-wide network of employment service providers and employers working together to create opportunities for people with disabilities
  • help to employers to learn how to include people with disabilities in the workplace
Affiliation: Funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities and Service Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES).Key Provider: career advisors, supported employment services providers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to individuals who are:
  • 18 years and older (or between the ages of 15 and 30 years for the GET - Work Youth Employment Transition Program)
  • diagnosed or self-identifying as having a developmental disability or mental health barrier to employment
  • actively seeking employment
  • and legally entitled to work in Canada
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call, e-mail, or visit website for more information
  • visit website for GET - Work Youth Employment Transition Program application
Office is closed to the public and access is by appointment only.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-222-9633
Web Site
http://www.gatewayassociation.ca
Email
renate@gatewayassociation.ca
Languages
English - American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters available as necessary for GET - Work Youth Employment Transition Program.
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Entrance to access elevator and for DATS pick-up and drop-off is 10930 119 Street NW.Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
December 11, 2019
Address
10941 120 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5H 3R3
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Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM