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Growth Opportunities Program (GO)

Growth Opportunities (GO) Program provides employment services through funding provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and is offered at no cost to participants. This program is customized for each individual to assist with assessing existing job skills, as well as develop and obtain employment goals. Outreach services are available within the Durham Region.

Do you have a disability which is impacting your ability to find and/or maintain work?

A Vocational Counsellor can help identify and resolve complex issues and/or consider alternative approaches to assist with your return to work. Together with your Vocational Counsellor, you can work to identify existing skill sets to help you develop and obtain your individual employment goals. As part of the assessment process a determination and/or recommendation of workplace changes to accommodate your disability can help everyone do their best work.
Thinking about re-training? Our staff can assess your eligibility for Second Career and if you qualify, help you with the application process!

To be eligible for this service you must have a barrier to employment due to a disability and be:

  • Unemployed or underemployed (working less than 20 hours per week);
  • Immediately available for work; and
  • Be committed and motivated to work.

Why should I participate?

META’s clients receive assistance with developing and obtaining their employment goals, all at no cost. Working with a Vocational Counsellor will assist you to define and work towards minimizing barriers or assist with accommodations to your disability so you can obtain sustainable employment.

What will the program do for me?

  • Assessment – as part of the assessment process your Vocational Counsellor will confirm barriers and weigh alternative approaches to help
  • Disability Assessment – assist with determining appropriate accommodations
  • Career Counselling – guide you in developing and obtaining your employment goals
  • Career Transition & Job Search workshops – assist you with identifying alternative career options and strategies to achieve them
  • Specialized Assessments – in-depth testing to further assist with determining your career options
  • Job Development – will give you personalized support in finding employment and ensuring your skill set is a good match for employers’ needs
  • Job Coaching – provides additional support to transition into employment for individuals who face employment challenges

 

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Testimonials

“Thank you for everything”
2014-04-17T17:33:44+00:00
“Thank you for everything”
“I [can] do [it] you can too. You have the best support system right here wanting to help you. What[ever] you need they will go far and beyond to teach, encourage & support you”…”Pleas[e] give them a hand. clap, clap, clap THEIR REWARDS ARE OUR SUCCESS.”
2014-04-17T17:36:58+00:00
“I [can] do [it] you can too. You have the best support system right here wanting to help you. What[ever] you need they will go far and beyond to teach, encourage & support you”…”Pleas[e] give them a hand. clap, clap, clap THEIR REWARDS ARE OUR SUCCESS.”
“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.”
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.
“META has changed my life. Before I came to see [my counsellor] I was overwhelmed with a job search that had no direction or even meaning.”
2014-04-17T17:34:33+00:00
“META has changed my life. Before I came to see [my counsellor] I was overwhelmed with a job search that had no direction or even meaning.”

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