MCIS team at the Investing in Neighbourhoods (IIN) Networking/ Recruitment Event

As part of the event held on October 20, Rachel Wu, HR and Admin Supervisor and Doris Tsai, HR and Admin Coordinator talked to several Ontario Works (OW) participants who may have experienced barriers to employment. Many of them were newcomers who wanted to gain Canadian work experience, but struggled to connect with prospective employers.

IIN is a Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS) initiative under which TESS offers the opportunity for non-profit agencies to create positions for OW participants. MCIS has shared a great partnership with TESS in the past, and has offered plenty of opportunities to those who are part of OW programs, with several of them being offered full-time employment upon completion of their contract.