Wellington (County of). Social Services

Site: Guelph - 138 Wyndham St N

Service: Employment Resource Centre

Contact Information
Alternate Name Ontario Works ; The ERC
Former Name Wellington County Social Services
Office Phone 519-823-7887 ; 519-837-2670
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-7294
TTY Phone 1-800-855-0511
Fax 519-837-0708
E-Mail theerc@wellington.ca
Website www.wellington.ca/en/social-services/erc-employmenthelp.aspx
Primary Contact Ken Harvey, Manager of Employment Services; Phone: 519-837-2670 ext 3062; Email: kennethh@wellington.ca
Site Location Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
138 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 4E8
 
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Intersection Wyndham St N and Woolwich St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Assistance to individuals seeking employment and related life skills help. Services offered include:  
* computer workstations with internet access 
* photocopying, printing, fax (free) 
* access to public telephones 
* job boards 
* job club 
* community resources information  
* local newspapers  
* one-on-one assistance to discuss any aspect of job searching (resume development, cover letters, interview preparation) - available by appointment 
* employment-related workshops on various aspects of job searching  
 
Core workshops offered: Employment Services Orientation (ESO), Job Club (for OW clients) and Getting Ahead (GA). 
 
Employment Services Orientation: 
 
This workshop is an overview of the resources available through Ontario Works, in the City of Guelph and Wellington County. Some of the information Facilitators will review includes Employment Ontario Partners, Literacy and Basic Skills organizations, and Ontario Works services such as Housing, Employment, and Child Care programs. 
 
Job Club: 
 
Job Search Club -- six sessions over a week long in class workshop to learn and apply improved methods of searching and applying to employment opportunities, preparing documents and improved presentation strategies. Held once per month in both Guelph and Fergus facilities. Utilizing ERC and /or EO partner facilities within County regions 
 
Getting Ahead Workshop runs several times a year in Guelph and Wellington County: 
 
Free sessions led by Employment Resource Centre staff * Mon-Thu 9:30 am-2:30 pm * includes lunch and snacks, child care and transportation supports available * assists people experiencing financial hardship with knowledge and tools to set goals and develop action plans 
**For information or to register, contact Terri Townsley, Employment Facilitator, 519-823-7887 or 1-800-265-7294 ext 3660, territ@wellington.ca
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Summer hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Victoria Day to Labour Day
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Open to all residents of County of Wellington and City of Guelph
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - available for scheduled appointments
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding City / Town - City of Guelph ; Regional / Municipal - County of Wellington ; Provincial - Employment Ontario - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Print Material Local newspapers; education and training information; variety of employment-related resource materials
Subjects
Service Categories County Government Departments/Offices ; Job Search Resource Centres ; Life Skills Education ; Prejob Guidance