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WHAT WE DO

JobStart is an award winning, charitable not-for-profit organization with a vision to create innovative opportunities for successful and sustainable futures. By allowing clients and employers to participate in career and personal growth programs and services for nearly 40 years, we have achieved a rich history of excellence in community service.

Serving the Greater Toronto Area, JobStart provides a range of employment, mentoring, training, and settlement services to a diverse group of job seekers including adults, internationally trained professionals, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities, seniors, students, women and youth at its three Toronto locations.  JobStart serves approximately 5,000 clients annually.

We take pride in connecting employers with job seekers who not only have the skills, but who are also the right fit for the organization. Our customer-centered approach has resulted in successful placements and long-term retentions. It has given us a resounding 97% customer satisfaction rate and 85% of clients find employment or enroll in further education and training.

Learn more about JobStart here

WE NEED YOUR HELP

We invite our community to support us so we can continue to make a difference by providing these much needed and important services. Your donations will directly impact the lives of those working hard to access jobs and achieve an economically and socially stable life in Canada.

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WAYS TO GIVE

There are many ways to support JobStart and our clients. You may wish to make your gift right away or plan your gift for the future. From honoring someone special; supporting an event; sponsoring a program, we are ready to work with you to meet your giving interests. Explore the many opportunities and see how you can make a difference.

Women Gaining Ground: We are raising funds to continue the strong impact this program made on the dozens of women it helped. This program is designed specifically for vulnerable and multi-barriered women to empower them with self-confidence and create a road-map for their individual success.
                                           

Persons with Disabilities: Employment matters, for supporting economic needs as well as social wellbeing. JobStart currently runs three programs to support the employment needs of persons with disabilities. To view these programs, click here please.

                                                                                                                    

Youth Services: Precarious youth employment is on the rise, as jobs for young people are increasingly contractual or temporary. JobStart offers numerous program to support successful employment of youth. To learn more, click here please.

                                                                                                                    

Newcomers to Canada: Many new immigrants commonly note that when starting life in a new country, it is hard to find suitable employment. JobStart offers numerous services from settlement to employment and mentoring. Click here for more information.

                                                                                                                    

Volunteer Opportunities: JobStart regularly engages the generous support of volunteers to provide professional and career support for our clients. Consider volunteering as a Mentor in our Mentoring Partnership Program, joining us as a guest speaker, or becoming an advisor for our job search candidates. Please click here for more information.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION GO FURTHER:

CORPORATE MATCHING

Double the impact of your gift!
Many employers offer matching gift programs that will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. This means the company will donate funds equal to your contribution to JobStart, which effectively doubles or even triples your gift!

Here’s how to get your donation matched:
Find out if your company has a matching gift program
Even if your company does not, they may be willing to start one. Contact your Human Resources department to find out more.
If you company agrees to match your donation, remember to provide your employer with JobStart’s charitable registration number, which is 106881139RR0001.

Thank you for considering supporting our work through a tax deductible donation to JobStart. We value and need the assistance of private contributions from individuals, community groups, foundations and corporations to help fulfill our mission.

Please click here to make a donation to JobStart through CanadaHelps.org OR mail to:

JobStart
41 Chauncey Avenue
Toronto, ON M8Z 2Z2
Attention:  Accounting Department

We accept cheques payable to JobStart or credit card donations. You will receive a tax receipt by mail.

              

 

Jul 10 - 2018
Social Event: Let's Explore - The Village of Murals. Join us for a walking tour on July 25th, 2018 at 3:00pm - 4:45pm and meeting at Montgomery's Inn.
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Jul 10 - 2018
Hospital Presentation & Historic Tunnel Tour: Gain exclusive access to the historic tunnels that run beneath Humber's Lakeshore campus on Wednesday, July 25 2018 between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, located on 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive (Robert A. Gordon Learning Centre).
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Jun 14 - 2018
Come and say “Hi!” to JobStart’s staff at the "Give Me Liberty Street Party" on Thursday, June 14, 2018 between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, located on Fraser Avenue north of Liberty.
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Jun 04 - 2018
Check out this vlog created at our Tech Networking by a New Canadian, emphasizing the difference in job search between India and Canada and the importance of attending networking events.
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May 18 - 2018
Congratulations to our recent Capability Program Graduates! Our Capability program offers 8 weeks of pre-employment training and development workshops that include free First Aid & CPR certification followed by a 12 week paid work placement.
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May 11 - 2018
Humber College invited JobStart participating in the Transition to Work Job Fair (Employment Success for People with Disabilities). JobStart was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with current and graduating students to support their search for employment opportunities.

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May 04 - 2018
JobStart recently launched The Liberty Village IT Employment Hub.
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Apr 27 - 2018
Recently JobStart had the opportunity to connect with caseworkers at the new Lawrence Heights ODSP office during their meet and greet.
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Apr 16 - 2018
​JobStart is excited to have recently connected with the employment team at @HomesFirstTO, as we work towards ensuring the homeless people they serve across the city are job ready and employed.
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Lake Shore Location >
2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West
(Islington Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.)


Dufferin Location >

219 Dufferin St. #1C

(King St. W. & Dufferin St.)

Chauncey Location >

41 Chauncey Ave.

(off Islington Ave., south of Bloor St. W.)