Easter Seals NL is currently accepting applications and referrals for our Horizons Work Experience Program participants. The next intake begins on April 17, 2023, and runs until March 22, 2024.
Horizons help 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 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
Please find attached the poster and a copy of the application for the program.
The deadline for applications and referrals is April 1, 2023
Please contact Petra Chaffey for more information
Petra Chaffey – Johnson Program Coordinator (Horizons and Secure Futures)
Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador
206 Mount Scio Road
St. John’s, NL
Tel: (709) 754-1399 Ext. 224