Begin by talking to your teacher who may put you in touch with the school board's transition coordinator who will help guide you through the process. In addition, visit our Community Services Directory to review a list of services in the area.
Together with your parents or guardian follow this link to determine your eligibility for the Ontario Disability Support Program. then follow the instructions to apply for support.
There are many programs offered by service providers in Kingston and the surrounding area to help youth determine their career goals and options. Service Providers who provide career counselling include ACFOMI, Career Edge, Community Living Kingston & District, Community Living Lennox & Addington, KEYS Job Centre, March of Dimes, St. Lawrence College Employment Services, and Connections Adult Learning program.
St. Lawrence College also offers the CICE (Community Integration through Cooperative Education) program for those youth interested in post-secondary education opportunities.
Limestone District Secondary schools also offer Focus Programs offering students a chance to experience potential career areas. The Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board are also in the process of introducing an online tool called My Blueprint that provides a comprehensive education and career/life planning program. Contact information for these services can be found in our Community Services Directory.
There are a number of community services to help young people and adults develop their interview skills and feel more comfortable and prepared for them. Visit our Community Services Directory for contact information.
Absolutely! Visit our Community Services Directory for organizations like ACFOMI Employment Services, Career Edge, KEYS Job Centre, March of Dimes, St. Lawrence College Employment Services, Community Living Kingston & District Employment Services, and Cotnam-Saunders Job Placement Services. More information about these organizations and whether they are right for you please visit our Community Services Directory.
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