Community Outreach News
I was very sick and was on ODSP for a long time. I am much better but unable to sit and stand for too long. I was encouraged when the Employment Specialist told me that he could give me a short which had some flexibility. So he paid for my security license and gave me a job as concierge. I am very happy. Hours are good and I can support my family. Now I got my son to do the same because the money is good. No brainer job. Thank you Andrew.
Not long after that, they introduced a college student to me to study more than 10 hours with me every week. This did not only help me tremendously financially, but also helped polish my teaching skills. This is how I started to come back on track with my teaching career.
Now I'm working with two private high schools and a few students of my own. I am where I am because the agency greatly helped and encouraged me.
For my long term goal, you have encouraged me to continue my education and along with the job, I am taking a course in payroll at night school so that my skills can be relevant and I am ready for any opportunity of advancement that comes along. Because of the Agency’s support, I can see a better future in maybe payroll for myself. Thanks to you and all the staff at Community Outreach Program for the help. I could not have done it without your help.
I have become very outgoing. I like to show off my work so I am attaching samples and hope you will be encouraged to purchase a winter scarf from my collection either for yourself or your loved ones for the coming holiday season. Proceeds of my work are being donated to Second Chance which is a program run for the disenfranchised individuals of Community Outreach Canada. I know I am making a difference in the community.