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 will also be able to provide information regarding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Employers can call Ross at 519-79-7016 for information about what supports are available for them

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

Main office located in Owen Sound * Call 519-371-9222 ext 222 or Toll Free 1-800-265-3711 * See separate records for details
Satellite office located in Hanover * See separate records for details
Other itinerant locations in Markdale, Meaford, Dundalk, Flesherton and Thornbury * Staff hold weekly office hours * Clients must call Owen Sound office to book an appointment
Service Details
Hours Wed, Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm- 4 pm
Areas Served Durham (Village of) - and surround area
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 those 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 Durham (Village of)
Address & Map
Grey County Social Services
575 Saddler St E
Durham (Village of), ON N0G 1R0
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Intersection Saddler St E and Rock St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-371-9222 ext 6
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3711
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Primary Contact Linda Alexander, Employment Programs Director, Owen Sound office; Phone: 519-371-9222 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Contact Kara Caven, Administrative Assistant, Owen Sound office; Phone: 519-371-9222 ext 222; 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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