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Contact Information
Office Phone Intake and Community Supports 613-725-3494 ext 115
Fax 613-725-9913
Primary Contact Frances Daly, Manager Programs and Services
Primary Executive Don Palmer, Executive Director; Phone: 613-725-3494 ext 103
Address & Map
22 O'Meara St
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4N6
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Community Economic Development Corporation providing a variety of supported employment, educational, wellness programs and other services 
* Solutions for Youth Project: paid pre-employment program 
* Employment Supports Program: (ESP through ODSP) job placement and retention  
* Social Enterprises: provides employment opportunities to consumers, see separate record for information 
* Job Quest: supported employment program for individuals with barriers to employment including those with disabilities, addictions, as well as those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness * this model offers rapid integration into jobs in the community based on participants skills and interests 
* Financial literacy training 
* Community Loan Fund (for eligible clients trapped in cycle of Pay Day loans) 
* Supported Employment in Rural Ottawa: program for persons with severe mental illness living in rural areas of Ottawa 
* Wellness program: for consumers with an employment goal * certified trainer will assist participants in reaching their personal fitness goals in a user friendly low key facility 
* Causeway Foundation: charity raising funds to support the Causeway Work Centre's initiative; includes a Greeting Card Campaign 
* Four agency-sponsored entrepreneurial businnesses providing employment opportunities to consumers: Krackers Katering * Good Nature Groundskeeping * Cycle Salvation
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals 16 years and older with psychiatric, developmental, concurrent disabilities and those who are economically disadvantaged * Employment Assistance Services: unemployed persons working less than 20 hours per week and legally entitled to work in Canada * Employment Insurance (EI) and Reachback clients (persons with an active EI claim, have a claim that ended within the last 3 years or have a maternity/parental claim that ended in the past 5 years) * Solutions for Youth Project: persons 16-30 years old
Application Call to apply * self-referrals accepted
Languages English ; French
Fees None
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Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1979
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Minstry of Children, Community and Social Services * Local Health Integration Network ; Federal - Service Canada ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 106880883 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Corporate brochure * strategic plan * orientation packages
Date Updated 16 Oct 2018
Service Categories Career Counselling ; Career Exploration ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Disability Related Centre Based Employment ; Job Development ; Job Search/Placement ; Prejob Guidance ; Prevocational Training ; Supported Employment ; Supported Employment ~ At Risk for Homelessness ; Supported Employment ~ Homeless People ; Vehicle Donation Programs ; Vocational Assessment ; Vocational Education ; Vocational Rehabilitation ; Work Experience

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