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MCSS Peterborough - Ontario Disability Support Program / Employment Supports

Community Employment Resource Partnership (CERP) - Serving Peterborough and Area

Agency MCSS Peterborough – Ontario Disability Support Program / Employment Supports
Phone (main) 705-742-9292
Phone (toll free) 1-800-663-8560
Fax 705-742-8048
Email n/a
Web Click here for website
Address 360 George Street North, 2nd Floor, Peterborough ON K9H 7E7
Mailing Address (as above)
Location Intersection George Street and Simcoe Street in the Peterborough Square Mall
Contact(s) Contact our main telephone number
Hours 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Area Served City of Peterborough
Counties of Peterborough and Northumberland
Languages of Service English
Fees You do not have to be receiving financial assistance from the Ontario Disability Support Program to be eligible for Employment Supports.  However, clients with a taxable income over $51,000 need to contribute toward the cost of their supports.
Physical Access Fully wheelchair accessible building, parking, office, interview rooms and washroom.
Organization Type Ministry of Community and Social Services – Ontario Public Service.
Service Description An employment support program that can help individuals who:
  • have a disability, and
  • can work and want to work

ODSP Employment Supports can help you:

  • get ready for work and find a job, or
  • start up your own business.

Employment Supports can help even if you have never worked before, have been out of work for some time, or are in school.  Once you start working, you can also get assistance to keep your job or to advance your career.

Eligibility To be eligible for ODSP Employment Supports you must:
  • be 16 years of age or older
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be able to work in Canada
  • have a disability that is expected to last a year or more, and
  • have a disability that makes it hard for you to find or keep a job

I you are a student and you wish to work part-time while you are going to school, you may be eligible for Employment supports.

List of Employment Services You will work with a community service provider to figure out what kinds of supports you need to help you get and keep a job.

Here are some examples: 
  • help preparing for work
  • help finding a job that is right for your
  • help keeping a job
  • job coaching
  • on-the-job training
  • help to move to the next level in your career
  • software and mobility devices that can help you do your job
  • interpreter or intervener services
  • transportation assistance
  • assistive devices and training to use them
  • tools and equipment you need for your job
  • special clothing for your job
  • specialized computer training
  • other items you may need
Last Revised January 22, 2014