Your Support of Job Skills Helps Change Lives, Each and Every Day!
We offer assistance and support to individuals to find or create work that will help them feed their families and keep a roof over their heads. Our clients include unemployed/under-employed individuals, newcomers, immigrants and refugees, youth at risk, older workers and persons with disabilities.
While Job Skills receives funding to deliver some of its programs and services, the Agency needs additional support for many of its initiatives that do not receive any funding or are only partially funded.
Job seekers come from all walks of life — youth at-risk of diminished life outcomes, older workers, newcomers who bring strong educational backgrounds and work experience needing an opportunity to enter the Canadian labour market and individuals considering self-employment.
Your donation can help job seekers to change their lives, and contribute to the economic and social viability of our communities.
Make a gift to Job Skills:
Job Skills is a non-profit organization with charitable status (Charitable #128327293RR0001). Donations are tax-deductible and a charitable tax receipt will be provided. Donations are processed via CanadaHelps.org.
- Our Clients Say...
Patience M. was frustrated doing a lot of short contract jobs through employment agencies and needed a stable job. After receiving one-on-one help from her Job Skills’ Employment Consultant to fine-tune and focus her resume, as well as practice her interviewing skills, she landed a full-time dream job – after applying to only three positions!
Finding a stable job was very hard after my graduation. Then I came to Job Skills for help with my resume and interview skills. Job Skills sent me weekly job postings and after applying to only three positions, I landed my current job. Job Skills has definitely been of great help in assisting me to find a job.
~Patience M, Employment Services Client
Daniel Lewis, a dynamic young man, was facing lots of challenges and struggling without a clear direction before he joined Job Skills’ -Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Today, he is the face, and energy, behind T by Daniel, a funky, modern tea company he runs online and in a new retail outlet in Brampton with his wife, Renata.
Job Skills simplified business down to a personal level. I had a business coach who broke things down into my language and held me accountable to what I needed to do. I had to report back, prepare tasks and fulfill my part ... I went through the course and came out the gates running!
~Daniel Lewis, T by Daniel
Mirelle Almeida left Brazil to come to Canada seeking better long-term job opportunities. A discouraging job search, where her credentials and work experience weren’t recognized, led her to Job Skills’ Practice Firm, Simpact. The work experience, encouragement and job search support she received at Simpact increased her confidence and added to her already impressive portfolio. She quickly obtained a full-time government position in her field recognizing her skills and international experience.
Simpact acts as a real employer ... All this helps you better understand what Canadian employers will require from you. But the best aspect of Simpact is the coaching process behind each activity you perform. Your steps are being monitored in order to give you feedback that will increase your chances of being successful.
~Mirelle Almeida, Simpact Client
Sheryl Thomas, General Manager of Marquee Theatrical Productions in Aurora, hired the staffing support she desperately needed for her production company, as well as provided placement opportunities for several youth at risk from the Youth Job Connection Program.
As an employer, receiving a subsidy for an employee’s earnings while they grow and become skilled in the ‘on-the-job’ training process makes it attractive for an employer to want to give it a go. Job Skills has removed the “risk” barrier. It may not always work out between employee and employer, but that’s life and can happen with anyone. I see my partnership with Job Skills is a win/win opportunity and I look forward to a long relationship together. Thank you, Job Skills.
~Sheryl Thomas, General Manager, Marquee Theatrical Productions
ARES Staffing Solutions has worked closely with Job Skills supporting the Bridge to HR Program for more than 3 years, providing internationally trained professionals with practical work experience and on the job coaching in their Human Resources field. The company was so pleased with the quality of the interns, some were offered full-time positions at the end of their placements. In return, the company has provided Job Skills with workshop space to enhance program delivery, as well as guest speakers and sponsorship for the Employer Training and Development Series.
Bridge to HR assisted us by providing our company with phenomenal interns that became effective in our environment and assisted with various day to day projects…. The program exceeded our expectations in many ways. We were very impressed with all of the people that we interfaced with.
~Jack Nodel, Co-CEO, ARES Staffing Solutions
When John Collie, Owner of Rescue 7 in Markham, wanted to expand his business four years ago, he needed resources and supports to find qualified candidates. Pleased with the support he received from Job Skills and looking for a way to give back – he offered both his sponsorship and professional expertise as a guest speaker for the Employer Training and Event Series as well as provided First Aid/CPR training to support various initiatives offered by Job Skills. Definitely a win-win for both!
We are constantly looking for ways to stay ahead of our competitors and provide added value for our clients. I believe Job Skills instills the same qualities with their team and that is why it is a pleasure to be associated with them… We certainly look forward to continuing the relationship for a long time.
~John Collie, Owner, Rescue 7
Sasha Sinay brought to Canada her enthusiasm and a wealth of experience and success as an artistic director, producer and acting instructor for young people in her own theatre company in Israel. Her passion to ignite her dream in Canada led her to Job Skills’ Self Employment Pathways for Newcomers , where she was able to create a viable business plan to secure funding for Smile-Group, a new youth theatre group. This year she took her first show to represent Canada in an International festival in Italy, and now it’s running across York Region. Her show features a bubble show, life-sized dolls, circus elements, acting, dancing and music.
I did not know where to turn to find out what I needed to know. Now I realize I need a Business Plan to approach a bank for funding which outlines my marketing plan, sales forecast, income and cash flow statements. With this, I am able to open my own Performing Art Educational Centre for youth and children and try to fulfill my goal of opening other Performing Centres in different municipalities here in Canada.
~Sasha Sinay, Smile-Group
Jim Cunningham, owner of ORPS Parts in Newmarket, joined the Agency’s Self-Employment program in 2011, and turned his hobby collecting vintage snowmobile parts first into an online business and then into a thriving retail outlet. Hiring local talent, today he employs seven full-time and two part-time employees – with sales topping more than $1.5 million annually.
Think positive about the changes (Job Skills) made to peoples’ lives, like myself … Still lots of challenges daily. But again, my success is what the Job Skills’ Self-Employment program was about and that it worked.
~Jim Cunningham, Owner, ORPS Parts
- Corporate Sponsorships
to build a better community
Employers and Job Skills have been working together for over 27 years to achieve a common goal – ensuring the long-term growth of the business community and meeting labour demands by supporting job seekers find meaningful employment. We believe that you share our values and want to make a better workforce.
While Job Skills receives funding to deliver some of its programs and services, the Agency needs corporate support for many of its initiatives that do not receive any funding or are only partially funded. By partnering with us, you can help job seekers to change their lives, and contribute to the economic and social viability of our communities.
Your sponsorship of:
- $10,000 — PARTNER
will assist Job Skills develop a new initiative identified by the community where funding is not available. Imagine your contribution helping young entrepreneurs start new businesses.
- $5,000 — INVESTOR
will assist Job Skills invest in a current initiative that is partially funded. Imagine foreign-trained HR professionals finding work in their field.
- $2,500 — ASSOCIATE
will assist Job Skills by sponsoring a special initiative or event that is complementary to the services/programs we offer. Imagine new flexible resources to enhance our current offerings for Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers and Entrepreneurs of all ages.
Your sponsorship will be recognized in a variety of ways including: a business receipt, acknowledgment on Job Skills’ social media platforms, opportunities to be directly involved with project development and membership on Working Groups and Advisory Committees and logo visibility on our website and on promotional material. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Job Skills' Charitable #12832 7293 RR0001
- $10,000 — PARTNER
- Other Ways to Engage
There are many other ways you can offer your support:
- Be a Mentor – Assist our clients by sharing your time and expertise
- Provide Placement Opportunities – Help our clients get on-the-job experience
- Advisory Committees/Guest Speakers – Share your expertise by participating on Program Advisory Committees, providing support with curriculum development, being a Guest Speaker in our Workshops
- Volunteer as a member of the Board of Directors
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Our Corporate Sponsors
Job Skills' graciously acknowledges the support of the following businesses: