Our team of Community Employment Facilitators (CEFs) provide employment related services in our communities through active outreach, engagement, individualized support, and referrals. Our approach is strengths-based, collaborative, and flexible: the goal is to meet people where they are.
Building Employment Opportunities
CCA receives funding from the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills (IPGS) to provide employment services within our five Community Centre partner neighbourhoods through active outreach, engagements, support, and referral.
The overarching goal is to increase the employability, self-reliance, and independence of individuals who face employment barriers.
CCA’s ability to provide seamless, long-term support to individuals over the past twenty years has helped make us a known and trusted presence in our five neighbourhoods with proven results.
In Motion & Momentum
In Motion & Momentum Plus (IM&M+) is a program that supports clients who are not ready to participate in traditional pre-employment programs.
IM&M+ was developed by the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF; www.ccdf.ca) in partnership with the Government of New Brunswick in 2013.
CCA has been delivering the program as part of a research project since February 2020. IM&M+ participants show increases in their resilience, inter and intra-personal skills, hope, and motivation to move towards their preferred future.
The program builds on participants’ life experience, strengths, skills, and wisdom. It recognizes that they are the experts in their own lives.
The program is geared to mobilizing individuals’ full potential. It does this by providing a space and structure to work on issues that may have gotten in the way of success in the past and to prioritize goals in their lives that are personally meaningful.
IM&M+ helps individuals to reconnect with their potential, take charge and live the life they want to live.
Value of Work, Value of Money
Since 2005, the CCA has been delivering the Value of Work, Value of Money (VOW) Program to support youth in our neighbourhoods. This 8-week employment/ training program helps youth gain useful work experience as well as personal and life skills, career information, and financial skills.
Ten school-aged youth (2 from each of our Community Centre neighbourhoods) receive paid summer employment at their neighbourhood Community Centre. They also attend weekly professional and personal development training sessions. Funding for this project is provided by the Skills Agreement for Youth Serving Agencies (SAYS) Division of the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills (IPGS).
The aim is to help our youth understand the importance of taking ownership of their educational goals and financial well-being.
The VOW program continues to grow and develop each year and yields increasing positive outcomes. Value of Work, Value of Money has even received national recognition for “Best Partnership with Employers” from First Work, Cross Canada Dialogues in 2011.