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: Imposter Syndrome

August 16th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join us for our virtual Employment Readiness Workshop and Discussion: Imposter Syndrome

Employment Readiness Workshop: Intro to LinkedIn

August 18th 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Employment Readiness Workshop: Identifying Your Conflict Style

August 23rd 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us for our virtual Employment Readiness Workshop and Discussion: Identifying your Conflict Style

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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. 





A Message to Our Community

Over the past two years, Stride Employment Services has taken necessary steps to address the COVID-19 pandemic. With high vaccination rates and Ontario’s COVID-19 situation continuing to improve, most of the province’s COVID-19 provincial requirements and directives ended on June 11, 2022.

At Stride, we continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety protocols. We offer in person meetings with clients/employers at the request of the client/employer or as necessary. Stride also provides services using email, phone, text, and video conferencing. Our workshops will continue to be offered virtually at this time until further notice.

Stride has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees, students, volunteers and contractors. This COVID-19 vaccination policy forms part of Stride’s overall strategy to promoting a safe and healthy workplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stride’s mandatory face mask policy for all persons entering or remaining within Stride premises remains in effect. In addition, all staff, clients and visitors are requested to complete the screening assessment through Colib before entering the office or attending a meeting at Stride locations.

Please connect with us or book an appointment by calling or emailing your worker or head office at 905-693-4252. Continue to visit our website and social media for up-to-date information about services.

As the province continues to monitor for any significant changes, including any new variants of concern, Stride is committed to maintaining a cautious approach to protect the health and safety of our community and ensure individuals can access the services they need when they need them. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we deal with the still-shifting dynamics of the pandemic.

 Yours Sincerely,

Anita Lloyd,
Executive Director, Stride