Public Comments Services available throughout Wellington County at satellite offices.
Contact Information
Alternate Name 2nd Chance ; CV19
Office Phone 519-823-2440
Fax 519-823-2691
Social Media Twitter
Primary Contact Jenni Brooks, Program Manager; Email:
Primary Executive Chris Baginski-Hansen, Executive Director; Email:
Description (Site) Across from St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Site Location Guelph-Downtown Area
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
177 Norfolk St
Guelph, ON N1H 4K1
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Intersection Norfolk St and Suffolk St
Physical Access Not Accessible - can make arrangements to meet with clients at Stone Road Mall or Fergus locations
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Resources and services to assist youth and adults in conducting successful career and job searches.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Staff are currently working but the Resource Centres are closed to the public. Staff continue to help the community through phone, e-mail and Internet access. People can call the main phone number or connect through e-mail or the website for service. Workshops and youth programming are now being offered virtually / online to ensure everyone's safety. Contact the office for further information on how you can join these virtual workshops.

Offers employment and job search services and access to Employment Ontario programs
* one-on-one employment counselling: interest testing and career planning, job search training, resume and interview preparation, labour market information, community resource and referral information
* access to on-the-job training opportunities
* Job Developers available to help clients connect with employers
* Job Finding Club, Career Decision Making and other employment-related workshops

NOTE: Click link to see more information on Second Chance Employment Counselling, Ontario Employment Services programs

* Employment Ontario Youth Job Connection program for youth having difficulty finding and keeping jobs. There is a paid pre-employment program followed by a supported paid work placement

* Employment Ontario Youth Job Connection Summer for youth ages 15-18, having difficulty finding and keeping work, or have never worked. There is a paid pre-employment program followed by a supported paid work placement

* Employment Ontario Second Career Program: assists individuals to complete and submit applications for the Second Career re-training program

* Ways2Work: employment program for at risk youth, ages 15-30; includes six weeks of life skills workshops and a 10-week work placement for which they are paid minimum wage for the full 16 weeks; during this time participants will obtain certificates for training, such as First Aid / CPR, Safe Food Handling, Smart Serve, WHMIS

* ACE (Achieving Competitive Employment): individualized employment support program for people with disabilities, including students
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Guelph
Eligibility No age limits - all welcome
Application Call, see website or visit office for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1974
Funding Provincial ; Federal
Print Material Some materials available in French
Service Categories Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Development ; Job Search Resource Centres ; Supported Employment ; Youth Employment Programs