Public Comments COVID-19 Update: Resource Centre closed. Please call 519-743-2460 or visit COVID-19 Online Portal to access services.
Contact Information
Alternate Name 4224A ; Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; CV19 ; Employment Ontario ; Job Connect ; Second Career ; YJC ; YJCS ; Youth Job Connection/ Youth Job Connection Summer
Former Name Job Connect
Office Phone 519-743-2460
After Hours Phone 519-743-2246
Fax 519-742-7895
Primary Executive John Collangeli, Chief Executive Officer, Lutherwood
Alternate Executive Sherri McDermid, Director Employment and Housing Services, Lutherwood
Description (Site) Located at Kitchener Lutherwood office.
Site Location Downtown Kitchener
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
165 King St E
Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8
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Intersection King St. E and Frederick St.
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employeesYouth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Hours Mon, Wed-Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue: 8:30 am-7 pm
Areas Served Kitchener ; Wellington County
Eligibility Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Call or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1970
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way ; Foundation
Service Categories Business Financing ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Human Resources Management Support ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Laid Off Workers ; Youth Employment Programs