The Community Placement Program is offered through Ontario Woks and matches people with not-for-profit organizations who mentor, monitor and coach participants, helping them develop a broader range of skills and experience.

How does the Community Placement Program work?

Interested public or non-profit organizations sign a Community Placement Agreement with Ontario Works and provide descriptions of the positions or volunteer positions they wish to fill.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the Community Placement Program review the position descriptions and determine where they would like to volunteer; an interview is scheduled where the individual and organization meet to decide if they are a good match for one another. If both are satisfied, the volunteer placement can begin.

How could you benefit?

  • Gain valuable skills and experience
  • Develop employment related skills
  • Networking opportunities
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Obtain current references

What are the requirements?

  • Participants are expected to treat the placement as employment
  • Participants must be punctual and reliable; attend every shift
  • Follow all processes and procedures outlined in the placement description
  • Commit to a 6 month placement with a possible 6 month extension
  • Volunteer up to 70 hours a month
  • Placements cannot interfere with a participant’s paid employment opportunity (including job interviews or referral to a job placement agency)

For more information on Community Placements, please contact your Case Manager.