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About META Vocational Services Inc.

META Vocational Services is committed to client-centered employment and vocational rehabilitation services in a team-oriented environment. Our team offers a full range of vocational and employment services.

Our Mission and Vision

META provides employment services to help facilitate a more resilient, vibrant, and ever-changing community. We envision a community that supports competitive and diverse employment for all individuals. We will continue to transform while providing current resources that reflect all facets linked to career goals in order to make that vision come to life.

 

Our Values

Integrity / Ethics
We provide honest, quality service while maintaining and adhering to confidentiality.

Excellence
We provide prompt, courteous and superior customer service.

Respect
We are committed to fairness and compassion in our interactions with others.

Innovation
We support continuous self-development and improvement in our work.

Accessibility
We ensure the equality of all individuals, regardless of ethnic origin, race, gender, age or disability through equal access to resources and services.

Community Engagement
We actively engage the community and work collaboratively with other community service providers.

Leadership
We foster leadership and we use our expertise to influence positive social and economic change.

 

Services

  • Employment service provider for Employment Ontario to assist persons with disabilities
  • Approved service provider for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Employment Supports

 

 

Our Background

META has been working with employers and job seekers throughout the Quinte Region since 1981.

  • META was established in 1979, as a registered charity
  • Worked extensively with many corporations in assisting with company downsizing
  • Some of the services we have offered in the past include:
    • National pilot program to provide Job Finding Clubs for older workers
    • Canada Pension Plan, Vocational Rehabilitation Initiative
    • Canadian Agricultural Skills Service
    • Provincial Labour Adjustment services
    • Customized training for First Nations groups
    • Comprehensive vocational program for social assistance recipients

 

What Sets Us Apart

  • Client-focused service
  • Extensive knowledge of local labour market
  • Knowledge of disability accommodation
  • Matching employers with an experienced pool of candidates

 

Board of Directors

Chairperson – Deanna Dulmage

Treasurer – Gord Leverton

Secretary – Rosemary Rooke

Director – Luisa Bowry

Director – Nancy Roberts

Director – Bernie Boucher

Director – Bruce Maitland

Director – Gena Hughes

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Testimonials

“I would like everyone to give a big round of applause to Meta for all that they do. I cannot say enough about the support and encouragement that I received from everyone at Meta. Right from the first time I walked through the door down, a little frightened not knowing where my life was going, the [staff] made me feel so comfortable.”
2014-04-17T17:36:46+00:00
“I would like everyone to give a big round of applause to Meta for all that they do. I cannot say enough about the support and encouragement that I received from everyone at Meta. Right from the first time I walked through the door down, a little frightened not knowing where my life was going, the [staff] made me feel so comfortable.”
“you have helped me so much. Without you I wouldn’t have found my job. It meant a lot to me. Thank you”
2014-04-17T17:36:06+00:00
“you have helped me so much. Without you I wouldn’t have found my job. It meant a lot to me. Thank you”
“Thank you for everything”
2014-04-17T17:33:44+00:00
“Thank you for everything”
The staff continue to be helpful by checking in on my progress, assisting with problems that may arise...and are always there to answer questions and lend a helping hand. In future, if I do look for a new job for whatever reason, I know that I can count on META to assist me with finding a job that is right for me and providing the services I need to get me there. Past services I have used have failed to live up to my expectations and did not help in finding suitable employment that I was able to stay at for an extended period, so I am grateful for their hard work and dedication. Without them, I might still be unemployed or even somewhere that does not adequately support my needs in the workplace.
2017-07-25T12:12:59+00:00
The staff continue to be helpful by checking in on my progress, assisting with problems that may arise…and are always there to answer questions and lend a helping hand. In future, if I do look for a new job for whatever reason, I know that I can count on META to assist me with finding a job that is right for me and providing the services I need to get me there. Past services I have used have failed to live up to my expectations and did not help in finding suitable employment that I was able to stay at for an extended period, so I am grateful for their hard work and dedication. Without them, I might still be unemployed or even somewhere that does not adequately support my needs in the workplace.
“I have to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to META. The staff in the Whitby Office goes far and beyond what would be expected from any centre that deals with unemployed”…”My counsellor has been there, building up my confidence and making me believe in myself.”
2014-04-10T15:10:48+00:00
“I have to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to META. The staff in the Whitby Office goes far and beyond what would be expected from any centre that deals with unemployed”…”My counsellor has been there, building up my confidence and making me believe in myself.”

META Vocational Services is a proud member of
The Ontario Disability Employment Network
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