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Innovative Co-op Students

Employers are always looking for ways to drive business innovation. According to a recent Globe and Mail article, carefully managed projects to hire resourceful, innovative and tech-savvy co-op students can catalyze innovation in business. Recently, five students were paired with five CIBC Mellon employees in an incubator space. Their mandate was to identify business opportunities … Continue reading

It’s Mentoring Month!

When Pir Momin began looking for work as a Radiologist, he turned to The Mentoring Partnership – a program designed to match internationally trained professionals with established Canadian professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Pir Momin knew it would not be easy to find work in his field. His mentor helped him to build a professional … Continue reading

upNext Ajax

The Town of Ajax recently launched and delivered an innovative program to help youth gain real-world experience by connecting them with local employers who required business services during the PanGames. The three week digital skills development programme for young adults in Ajax was designed to help improve participants chances of getting a job or starting … Continue reading

Durham Economic Development Partnership (DEDP)

The Durham Economic Development Partnership (DEDP) is a unique partnership made up of Economic Development representatives from each of Durham Region’s municipalities. DEDP is committed to the economic growth and prosperity in the Region of Durham. In 2013, DRUHC partnered with the DEDP to help job seekers and employers in the region through a Career … Continue reading

Durham Workforce Authority

Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) successfully engages much of Durham’s business and labour communities while providing critical local labour market analysis and reports to the Ministry and to the Region’s many stakeholders including the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has benefitted from data and insight gained from DWA and has … Continue reading

Business Advisory Centre of Durham

If you are interested in starting your own business, the Business Advisory Centre of Durham (BACD) helps launch and accelerate small business! BACD provides one on one consultation, educational seminars and workshops to help small business acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively manage and grow their businesses. Learn more. Read Employment E-News – June … Continue reading

upNext Ajax

upNext Ajax is a three week digital skills development programme that offers young adults in Ajax the opportunity to get real-world experience. Its aim is to help improve participants chances of getting a job or starting their own business. Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre representatives, Maralyn Tassone – Executive Director, Tania Gonsalves – Employment Counsellor, … Continue reading

Literacy Network of Durham Region

The Literacy Network of Durham Region (LiNDR) is a great resource for developing essential literacy skills including reading, writing, math, document and computer usage. LiNDR’s Executive Director, Jennine Agnew-Kata, speaks about literacy as a pathway to develop the skills needed for work, learning and life. Read Employment E-News – June 2015 – Community Collaborations.

Partnering with DRIVEN

DRIVEN supports survivors of all types of Violence Against Women by providing coordinated access to a range of specialized services in one location. The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is proud to partner with DRIVEN and to support their mandate. Fifty-one percent of DRUHC service users are women, including; single sole-support parents’, newcomers to Canada, … Continue reading