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The Future of JobStart!
JobStart and WoodGreen Community Services are proud to announce the integration of their operations to better serve our clients as of July 1, 2021. While JobStart’s existing programming will remain the same, we are excited to work with WoodGreen to extend the breadth of services available to our clients. For more information about WoodGreen’s client services, please visit their website at www.woodgreen.org. In the coming months, our website and branding will start to change, but we continue to be committed to our mission to support jobseekers along their employment and settlement journeys!
JobStart is taking precautions to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our employees, clients, visitors and our communities.
All JobStart locations are temporarily closed.
HOWEVER, JobStart staff will
CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES
to our stakeholders over the phone, email, internet, etc.
as our organization is not shutting down.
Please Contact Us:
We will be checking our
voicemail and email on a regular basis.
Please leave a message on our voicemail and we
will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are working towards virtual workshops, information sessions and training sessions and will update our website when they are available to our customers.
Thank you for your understanding
Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
Ontario Self Assessment Tool: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES and JOBSTART
For immediate release
May 20, 2021
WoodGreen Community Services and JobStart to integrate services to better support jobseekers in Toronto
The two organizations will offer employment and workforce-development services programming jointly under the WoodGreen banner starting on July 1.
(Toronto, Ont.) - Today, WoodGreen Community Services and JobStart have announced that they have agreed to voluntarily integrate services starting on July 1, 2021. The move will allow for the development and delivery of stronger employment, settlement, and workforce-development programs to more clients across Toronto.
“WoodGreen and JobStart align in many areas, including our mission and values,” said Anne Babcock, President and CEO of WoodGreen Community Services. “By integrating our operations, we can leverage our joint expertise and better prepare clients for the future of work especially now when so many people have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19.”
Working together, JobStart and WoodGreen will benefit from an increase in expertise, regional diversity across Toronto, and a greater breadth of programming with which to support clients. Both organizations have a long history of operating in the city. WoodGreen is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year and has been in operation for more than 80 years. Meanwhile, JobStart is a community-based, not-for-profit organization connecting job seekers with employers, operating primarily in the west end of Toronto since 1980. The organization serves 5,000 clients across 15 different programs.
“Combining JobStart’s more than 40 years of community-partnering and leadership with WoodGreen’s many years of experience and expertise will greatly benefit the greater Toronto community and the clients we serve,” said Patricia Salmon, Chief Executive Officer of JobStart. “By coming together, we will better enhance the experience of our clients and provide more holistic services which are especially needed right now during the pandemic,”
Both organizations are committed to a smooth integration, providing all staff, clients, and partners with consistent and reliable services.
ABOUT WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES (woodgreen.org) - WoodGreen is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year. We offer over 75 programs and services tackling the social determinants that affect the health and well-being of individuals in our community.
ABOUT JOBSTART (jobstart.org) - JobStart, incorporated in 1980, is a community-based, not-for-profit organization connecting job seekers with employers, operating primarily in the west-end of Toronto, and serving 5000 clients across 15 different programs. JobStart’s mission is to empower clients and employers to maximize their potential through participation in a variety of career and personal growth programs and services, including mentorship, recruitment, and more.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jen Mayville, Marketing & Communications Manager; email@example.com; (437) 226-8091 (cell)
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