John Howard Society of Ottawa

Employment Services

Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC)

For more information, please see the CERC Website

Program Description

The Community Employment Resource Centre, through the Employment Service program, assists individuals to access training, and prepare for, find and maintain employment. It also provides assistance to employers to find and hire qualified employees. The Resource room offers a welcoming environment for individuals with information, resources and 2 computers available for public use.

Contact: Kristy Gress

Phone: (613) 828-2123 ext. 227


415 Hazeldean Road
Kanata, ON
K2L 4C6

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Funding: This Employment Ontario program is funded by the government of Ontario


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Program Description

Assists individuals who have been in conflict with the law, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system, to prepare for, obtain & maintain meaningful employment.

Program objectives/goal

  • Secure meaningful employment
  • Develop employment skills

  • Improve employability
  • Achieve healthy life-work balance

Target population

  • Underemployed and unemployed, and
  • Have been in conflict with the law or at risk of becoming justice involved

Services provided

  • Employment coaching
  • Job development and placement
  • Job retention support
  • Resource room: access to computers, printer, fax, telephone for job search

  • Employment workshops
  • Professional resumes and cover letters
  • Career assessments
  • Screening and Recruiting for employers



401 Bell Street South
Ottawa, ON  K1S 4K5[/one_half_first]

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm