At Pathways, our STEPS Training and Employment Preparation Program (S.T.E.P.S.) and Job Finding Club provides our clients with the opportunity to achieve their employment, education and recovery goals. Our programs help clients develop self-sufficiency, confidence and valuable tools and skills they need to sustain life in recovery.
Pathways provides second stage recovery skills that are key to long-term recovery and self-sufficiency. Our program participants learn important life skills including stress management, goal and boundary setting, self-esteem building and more! Whether it is upgrading basic computer skills, creating a resume or actively engaging in job hunting, applying for employment and/or exploring volunteer opportunities in a selected occupation as experience for future employment, Pathways can assist. Pathways programs provide vocational opportunities for participants in an accessible, safe and non-judgemental community setting.
Our Pathways Team
At Cornerstone to Recovery, we recognize that our most important assets are the people who work here. Tina Bentley and Shanonn Stinson bring compassion, empathy, guidance and humour to our Pathways programs and services. Tina has assisted over 500 clients graduate from the STEPS program, many of whom remain a part of our Cornerstone Recovery Community to this day. After graduation, 75% of our participants have attained employment or employment related activities!
PATHWAYS PROGRAMS & SERVICES
STEPS Training and Employment Preparation Program (S.T.E.P.S.)
Since 2010, we have successfully provided our STEPS program to hundreds of clients impacted by addiction in York Region. Our STEPS classes are delivered from our fully equipped classroom at our Recovery Community Centre in Newmarket, ON. Returning to school or work, is a pivotal part of an individual’s journey to recovery and self sufficiency. Our programs goal is to stabilize our clients’ recovery by assisting them in developing a personal action plan which may include a return to the workforce, attending school/skill training programs, and/or community volunteering. Our program is supported and delivered in cooperation with York Region and provides motivated individuals a chance to connect with the Cornerstone to Recovery community and move towards gainful employment.
What can I expect from the STEPS program?
Our STEPS Program is 6 weeks long. Sessions take place Monday through Fridays from 9:30-11:30 am. New enrolments can occur up to two weeks after the start of new program, following that we recommend enrolment in the next program start date. STEPS programs are scheduled throughout the calendar year, running typically every 8 weeks. Our average group size is 10-15 people. Transportation assistance is available if required. Participants can be anywhere in their recovery journey however we do require participants to be sober during class hours. The STEPS program is delivered from our Recovery Community Centre located at 570 Steven Court, Unit B, Newmarket, ON (our closest intersection is Mulock Road and Bayview Avenue). There is no cost for the STEPS program and all materials are provided for session participants.
STEPS 2020 Class Schedule
Location: 570 Steven Court, Unit B Newmarket, ON
January 27th – March 6th
March 23rd – May 1st
May 19th – June 26th
July 13th – August 21st
September 8th – October 16th
October 26th – December 4th
Job Finding Club
Our Job Finding Club provides STEPS Training and Employment Preparation Program graduates the opportunity to continue to access support for their employment search. Our Pathways Team members Tina and Shannon are available to support and provide guidance as clients transition from early recovery to the security of employment.
What can I expect from the Job Finding Club?
In addition to being welcomed to our Recovery Community Centre and offered a hot cup of coffee, our Job Finding Club members can extend their job and/or educational and volunteer opportunity search in the comfort of our equipped centre. Our centre and classroom are available for the following:
Access to computers and WIFI for job search, resume preparation and printing
Resume and Cover Letter revisions
Employment Search Support
Volunteer Position Search
Interview skills practice and support
Job Finding Club Schedule
The Job Finding Club is offered for those who have successfully completed the STEPS Training and Employment Preparation Program. Upon graduation from this program, The Job Finding Club is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30pm – 3:00pm, from July 21st to December 3rd at the Cornerstone Recovery Community Centre. Cornerstone’s Recovery Community Centre is at 570 Steven Court, Unit B in Newmarket, ON is open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. If required appointments can be arranged with one of our Team members outside of our standard hours.
How do I get started?
If you are interested in further information or wish to register for our next STEPS class or participate in Job Finding Club, please contact us. Professional referrals are always accepted, and we are happy to collaborate to support your clients. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.
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