Is your mental health or struggle with addictions making it hard to get a job or to keep a job?
Strides employment services can help.

 Complete a Referral Form

Attend one of our many workshops

Take advantage of Stride’s workshops. Choose the workshop, time and date right from our calendar or explore the workshops and choose the one most suited to your needs.

Looking for Encouragement from Peers?

Want to chat with someone who has had similar experience as your own? Meet with one of our Employment Peer Mentors.

Need face-to-face assistance?

Connect with an employment specialist who will help guide you through preparing to work, making connections to find a job and support you as you begin your new job.

“Honestly, everyone has been incredible. I've interacted with many different agencies, supports, etc. over the years and Stride is truly incredible. The services provided are excellent, but the truly amazing thing is the staff. Every single person I've interacted with that's employed by Stride has been kind, understanding and helpful. I truly couldn't ask for more.”

Ready 4 Work?

Prepare by meeting with one of our employment specialists.  From learning to write a resume to preparing for an interview, build your confidence by working with us.


Join a Workshop

Whether you are 16 or 66, Stride’s workshops help prepare and equip you for successful employment.

Explore the options by attending a workshop or peer mentor group.

Your Journey is Unique.

Engage with an experienced employment specialist. They will assess your needs, helping you prepare for employment, find a job and maintain a healthy balance while working. 

Once you complete a referral form, we will contact you to set up an intake meeting.


Looking for healthy resources for a team member struggling with mental health and/or addictions?

Looking for ways to streamline your recruitment process? Finding and creating the right fit with individual candidates?

Connect with one of our Job Developers today.

Upcoming Workshops

Employment Readiness Workshop: Intro to LinkedIn

October 26th 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us for our virtual Employment Readiness Workshop and Discussion – Intro to LinkedIn

Employment Readiness Workshop; Building Assertiveness

October 28th 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us for our virtual Employment Readiness Workshop and Discussion: Building Assertiveness

Employment Readiness Workshop: Goal Setting

November 4th 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us for our virtual Employment Readiness Workshop and Discussion: Goal Setting

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Donate to Stride

Stride’s services are provided free of charge through a number of granting partners. Yet there is so much more we could do if we just had the funding. 

You can help: Your donation goes a long way to help youth and adults struggling through anxiety, mental health and/or addictions.

It’s a huge step in the right direction. 





July 2021

A Message to Our Community 

With the announcement regarding Step 3 of the province’s Roadmap to Re-Open Plan, Stride has moved forward with a cautious re-opening plan and we will continue to follow strict health and safety measures to ensure we protect the health and safety of clients, staff and visitors.

The Roadmap to Reopen is a cautious three-step plan that will guide a safe and gradual reopening of the province and the lifting of public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health system indicators.

Stride continues to provide services using email, phone, text, and video conferencing. In-person services are by appointment only and will be offered when they cannot be conducted virtually and there is an essential need.

Note that Stride has adopted a mandatory face mask policy for all persons entering or remaining within Stride premises.  Please connect with us or book an appointment by calling or emailing your worker or head office at 905-693-4252.

We continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as the government moves forward with its re-opening plan.  Please continue to visit our website and social media for up-to-date information about services. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours Sincerely, 

nita Lloyd,
Executive Director, Stride