Promoting and Driving Diversity Program
With Meaningful Work Comes Personal and Financial Independence
Are You at Least 18 Years Old and Looking for Employment?
Learn. Grow. Expand. We’ve Got You Covered!
The Promoting and Driving Diversity Program Includes:
- Resume writing
- Interview Practice
- Rights and Safety Info
- Social Guidance
- Skills and Interest Assessments
Online and in-person employment search
Online application and interview support
HR paperwork, online training, and professional development support
- Safety Plan creation support
- Fade-out leading to full independence
- Fade-in support as needed
Join “Friends of Selections” Alumni Group
Partake in Selections’ events/fundraisers
Volunteer opportunities at Selections’ events
Who Is Eligible for the Promoting and Driving Diversity Program?
To be eligible for this program you:
- Are at least 18 years of age or older
- Have Disability Services funding and a case worker who can refer you to our program
- Are legally entitled to work in Canada
- Can independently administer your medications and, with initial guidance, take transportation to and from your place of employment.
To find out, ask your Disability Services worker to apply on your behalf, or contact us to clarify. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and accommodations may be available.
The Bottom Line – We’ll Help Set You on a Path to Employment or Further Education/Training!
Participants from our Program Have Found Jobs As:
- Administrative assistants
- Customer Service Associates
- Shop Assistants
- Auto Detailers
- Business Services Clerk
- Car Wash Attendants
- Courtesy Clerks
- Daycare Workers
- Warehouse Workers
What Do You Want to Do?
Check Out Our Other Programs
Selections’ Job Club kick-starts the first steps in your career journey. By participating in job club sessions you’ll learn essential information relevant to employment, starting with the basics. Topics range from appropriate work clothing to your employee rights to workplace safety. Beyond learning essential skills, Job Club is invaluable for helping you explore your interests, preferences, and individual strengths. In the final stages of Job Club, you’ll have practice interviews, develop a competitive resume, and begin the Job Search process, all with the support you need to succeed!
Job Search begins once you’ve completed Job Club. You will be assigned to the Job Development Specialist (JDS)and start the process of seeking a good job fit based on your skills, interests, availability, and preferences. Your JDS will lead you through online applications and show you how to follow up with employers once you have applied. You will be expected to be involved in this process and motivated to find work or a volunteer position. We also assess your skills and interests through career explorations, where you try out a few hours at a job, doing various tasks and shadowing other employees. This unpaid “work experience” simulation is a valuable tool for observing your abilities and for the potential employer to see if you fit the job requirements.
Career Development Specialists (CDS) provide you with ongoing placement support. As you complete your on-site job training, they’ll ensure you have adequate opportunities to master the responsibilities of your new position. The CDS provides on-site, and remote support as needed, “fading out” of the workplace as you develop confidence and independence in your new role. They are also readily available to “fade in” should you struggle for any reason. A key objective of the program is to support you to develop ‘natural supports’ who will be available to you. All Selections programs foster genuine workplace inclusion. Our CDS serves as a liaison between you and your employer to ensure an enduring, successful match that is mutually beneficial. We will support employment and volunteer placements, depending on your needs and interests. Occasionally, we might start you in a volunteer placement to develop your skill set and resume before seeking paid employment.