CCS obtains federal funding for disabilities program

by Matthew Strader

Caledon Community Services (CCS) is launching a new program for persons with disabilities, and some timely federal funding is a big reason.

Staff at CCS applied for funding under the Opportunities Fund through Employment and Social Development Canada.

On Thursday of this past week, the agency announced $233,634 will go into a new training program, titled Transitions.

The program is intended to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment with local employers.

“We’ll be providing our employment ready clients with a package of supports and employer services, including employment assessment, coaching, training and employer incentives. This will lead to internships within local community services and business settings,” said Cathy Perennec-McLean, director of employment and development.

The program will have a home at CCS’ main office at 18 King St., with some program components also occurring in the new training room on the upper level of the Evolve Clothing store at 4 Industrial Rd.

For information and to register for Transitions, contact Perennec-McLean at Caledon Community Services — Jobs Caledon; 905-584-2300, ext. 220; or cmclean@ccs4u.org

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