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Community Employment Resource Centre

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Alternate Name Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; CERC ; COJG ; Community Employment Resource Centre ; CV19 ; EEON ; Employment Ontario ; JHS Ottawa ; OCR ; SC ; Second Career
Legal Name John Howard Society of Ottawa
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Kanata
Address & Map
415 Hazeldean Rd
Kanata, ON K2L 4C6
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Intersection Eagleson Rd and Hazeldean Rd
Mailing Address c/o Kristy Gress 
415 Hazeldean Rd 
Kanata, ON K2L 4C6
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (17 Apr 2020): In-person meetings have been suspended and offices closed until further notice. Staff is available remotely and is assisting clients and employers via phone, video-meetings, phone and email.

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
Hours Mon, Wed 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue, Thu 8:30 am-7 pm * Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school
Application Call or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Business Financing ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Human Resources Management Support ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Laid Off Workers
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-828-2123
TTY Phone 613-270-9251
Fax 613-828-2683
Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Primary Contact Kathryn Carriere, Community & Employer Outreach; Phone: 613-828-2123 ext 238; Email:
Alternate Contact Cindy Faulkner, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 613-828-2123 ext 221
Primary Executive Kristy Gress, Coordinator; Phone: 613-828-2123 ext 227; Email:
Other Details
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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