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Best way to engage community resources for job or volunteer placements

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    One of the biggest challenges or roadblocks can be with how to approach businesses, agencies or facilities when trying to find a placement. Some planners use a scripted letter/email to send out or to use in calls. What have been the most successful ways in which you have found to approach the subject? I have found asking to set up an appointment to meet with someone personally with the individual I am supporting a positive way to start the conversation as this allows for the individual to ask questions and see the environment. I often use Googlemaps to see what establishments are in the immediate area of the individual’s home location and explore based on the individual’s interests.

    Does anyone else have some tips or type of scripts they use?


      Hi Tammy,

      Here is the link to a useful article titled Creating Employment and Training Opportunities in Your Community


        Hi Tammy and D. Murray,

        Hope all is well with you! I was wondering if you can help spread the word & share the flyer as I am outreaching for clients in the Greater Toronto Area who have graduated and are looking for full time employment.
        Youth participants if eligible would be paid money per hour for 30 hours a week to just attend the online workshops for 6 weeks.
        I wanted to reach out in case you may know clients to refer potentially to my Youth Employment program at LDATD Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District who are looking for work and share the attached flyer in the community.
        If you only plan to work full-time long term and do not intend to return to college or education, this program is for you!

        Our next cohort starts on September 21, so I am recruiting clients urgently.
        Website is

        Facebook page is

        Can you kindly share the facebook flyer on your social media page?

        Posted by Youth HIRE Program on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

        Please see attached program flyer on the eligibility requirements and share the flyer with your network.

        Eligible participants will be:
        • Between the ages of 15-30
        • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or granted refugee protection status
        • Looking for employment
        • Legally entitled to work in Canada, according to Ontario legislations and regulations
        • Able to commit 30 hours per week for 6 weeks of curriculum and 30 hours for 12 weeks of work placement
        Interested applicants can email

        Thanks very much!

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