Easter Seals NL is currently accepting applications and referrals for participants in our Horizons work experience program. The next intake is scheduled to begin on July 18, 2022 and run until March 24, 2023.

Horizons helps youth overcome barriers to employment. Participants take part in four weeks of skills training and certifications, then one day a week of classes and workshops for the remainder of the 9-month program. They receive a stipend at the minimum wage rate for their time in skills training and classes.

The goal of Horizons is to help young adults find meaningful employment. Horizons staff guide participants to find a paid work placement, and offer support all along the way.

Here are the eligibility requirements for participants:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age
  • in need of assistance to overcome barriers to employment
  • not in school
  • a Canadian citizen
  • legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and regulations
  • not in receipt of EI benefits

Priority is given to participants who self-identify as having a disability. Horizons is delivered by Easter Seals NL and is funded by Service Canada and Royal Bank of Canada.

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2022. See attached application form.

Matt Pike
Horizons
 Program Coordinator

Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador
206 Mount Scio Road, St. John’s, NL A1B 4L5
Tel: (709) 754-1399 Ext. 232
www.eastersealsnl.ca