Description (Service) COVID-19 Response Due to concern regarding COVID-19, the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce has temporarily closed its offices to the public. Staff will be accessible by phone, 519-371-9222 or by email at 
Staff are also to provide information regarding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) 
Regular Service: 
Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services  
Second Career -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers 
Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placement support retention 
Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees 
Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports  
Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year 
Satellite offices located in Hanover and Durham * See separate records for details 
Other itinerant locations located in Dundalk, Durham, Flesherton, Markdale, Meaford and Thornbury
Service Details
Public Comments Satellite resource centres in Hanover and Durham are equipped with computers, printers, internet, photocopier, fax and telephone * See separate record 
Other itinerant locations in Markdale, Meaford, Dundalk, Flesherton and Thornbury * Staff hold weekly office hours * Clients must call 519-371-9222 ext 222 or Toll Free 1-800-265-3711 to book an appointment.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Grey County
Eligibility Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment

Youth Job Connection Summer --Ontario high school students 15-18 years intending to stay in, or return to high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on youth facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Call or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
Professional Centre
945 3rd Ave E, Suite 23
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2K8
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Intersection 3rd Ave and 10th St E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-371-9222
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3711
Fax 519-371-9224
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Linda Alexander, Employment Programs Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Kara Caven, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Susan Seifert, Manager; Email:
Service Categories Employer Staffing Assistance ; Job Search Support / Training ; Self Employment / Entrepreneurship ; Summer Employment ; Youth Employment ; Youth Employment Programs
Service Category Groups Employment / Training ; Youth

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