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Mike, Working Together participant

September 6, 2017 Mike finds the right balance with employment and passion

Mike, who was looking to re-enter the workforce, has an intellectual disability and hearing issues. Despite these barriers, he was very motivated to find work and prove to an employer that he would be a valuable asset.

Success Story pic June 2017 Eric M

August 16, 2017 An Integral Part of the Home Hardware Team

At the Orleans Home Hardware, just outside of Ottawa, Eric has found a home away from home. He loves his job, handling stock and assisting customers out on the sales floor.

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August 2, 2017 Brenda Learns Computer Skills Before Heading off to University

A victim of abuse and a residential school “survivor”, Brenda had dropped out of school in Grade Nine. As an adult, she began working on her education and completed her high school studies in 2016. Now, she’s off to university, but first wanted to learn her way around on a computer.

John

July 12, 2017 John Perseveres and Lands a New Job

John had worked for decades in concrete and maintenance services. However, his recent diagnosis of a spinal disability made it impossible for him to continue working in that profession.

Michael, Working Together participant

June 21, 2017 Michael finds a workplace he enjoys with Working Together

Having put four years of hard work into a Computer Science degree, Michael, who has OCD, expected to find a good job. However, he graduated in 2000 when the dot-com bubble burst, and couldn’t find work. Since then, he had re-entered the workforce, but was stuck in mostly minimum wage jobs he disliked.

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