Are you experiencing intimate partner violence in NL but aren’t confident in the transition out of the relationship because of your financial/ employment situation?
Programs exist to help you become confident and take back your own life. Whether it’s supportive transition housing, employment support, legal advice, or something else, you deserve to provide yourself that opportunity, and we are here to help you.
If what you are looking for is not on this list, please reach out to us to discuss your particular situation.
- Many banks have help programs (For example, TD has the TD Helps program) which can help people who are going through emergency situations. In any case, we recommend making an appointment with a financial advisor to ensure your finances are taken care of during this transition.
Job Search Websites
- Career Beacon
- LinkedIn Job Search
- FaceBook Job Ads
- Google Job Search
- Public Job Opportunities- Govt of NL
Looking for educational or employment support?AXIS Career and Employment Services (ANC)
A Program from the Association for New Canadians, AXIS Career Services aims to empower internationally trained workers with the skills, knowledge, and information necessary to become independent, contributing members of the community and successfully integrate into the Newfoundland and Labrador workforce.
Choices For Youth helps anyone up to the age of 29 with various Education, Employment and Social Enterprise programs including:
- Employment/ GED Services: For young people looking to remove barriers to competitive employment or accessing education, they can access a support worker and training sessions to help reach their goals
- GED Program: Youth are able to access on-site GED support to prepare them to write the GED test.
- Impact Construction: A social enterprise construction company that offers on-the-job safety and construction training for at-risk youth ready to secure long-term, sustainable employment or pursue skilled trades training.
- Jumpstart: Pre-employment skills training for youth ready to transition to longer term employment or educational programs.
- Neighbourhood: A retail social enterprise, which sells gently used clothing for children, youth, and adults.
- The Shop: At The Shop, young people manufacture, package, and ship products for partner agencies, including building Sucseed hydroponic units, assembling SmartICE sea-ice monitoring systems, and bottling Wild Mother Provision’s Beer Vinegar
The CCA provides programs and services to support employment, education and
literacy in the following five community centre neighborhoods in St. John’s:
Buckmaster’s Circle Community Centre, Froude Avenue Community Centre,
MacMorran Community Centre, Rabbittown Community Centre and Virginia Park
CCA helps with resumes and cover letters; job search and job interview preparation; filling out various applications (EI, JCP’s, scholarships, wage subsidy programs, etc.); as well as delivering career and employment and skills development workshops.
Conservation Corps NL helps people up to 30 years old with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation. Their goals are to help young people gain leadership, teamwork and employment skills; to work with communities and partners to enhance, restore, and sustainably develop the natural and cultural resources of the province; and to develop and promote a strong conservation ethic in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Discover Centre helps adults wanting to complete their high school education or upgrade their marks to prepare for post-secondary training. To be accepted into the ABE program, individuals must be 19 years of age or older.
FTLOL is a non-profit empowerment and arts learning program for people up to 30 years old, who are using their resilience and creativity to overcome socio-economic obstacles.
FTLOL act as tutors, cheerleaders, motivators and instructors and uses creativity to inspire people. Free workshops are from Wednesday to Friday 2-5 pm and include Theatre, Drawing and Painting, Creative Writing, Yoga, Journalism, etc.
They also produce art exhibits, an online newspaper, holiday cards, anthologies, stage plays, short films and more. FTLOL has an open-arts space, internet and accepting people.
The John Howard Society aims to reduce crime by providing opportunities of rehabilitation to offenders and advocating reform through successful program interventions, public education, crime prevention strategies and restorative justice principles.
Their C-STEP Program provides support to individuals who are looking to make positive changes in their lives. Employment Practitioners will assist clients with educational/employment opportunities, as well as, helping with other community referrals. Linkages, Safety Courses, and First Aid are employment programs offered through the C-STEP program.
Their Youth Services Program provides supportive counselling and assistance to
at-risk youth (offenders and ex-offenders), who are between the ages 18-25, and need assistance with their career plans including educational, training and employment opportunities.
They also help with Record Suspensions. A record suspension (formerly pardon) allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens for a prescribed number of years, to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records.
The Murphy Centre provides individuals with opportunities for growth through the integration of creative learning experiences designed to achieve academic, career and life goals.
There are three different profiles in the ABE Program: Degree and Technical Profile, Business-Related College Profile, and General College Profile. Participants will enrol in the profile suited to their post-secondary plans and career goals.
Salvation Army’s New Hope Employment Programs give individuals who are not eligible for training under employment insurance programs an opportunity to further their skills and get professional assistance to get back into the workforce.
This is a 12 week program (9 in the classroom, 3 on work placement) that is offered at the Centre. Staff from the College of the North Atlantic delivers programs in Retail Skills (offered each January) and Building Service Work (offered each September).
OAWA is dedicated to ensuring that there are employment opportunities for female apprentices who have graduated from the various trades training programs. The Office works with female apprentices after completing their in-school training to connect them to employers, unions, government and training institutions with the ultimate goal of helping them achieve journey person status.
This program helps people 19+ by providing literacy/adult basic education, Level I training to adults so they can improve their reading and writing skills in a supportive environment that is appropriate to their individual needs.
They provide Adult Basic Education, Level I Program, 25 hours of instruction time per week. The curriculum includes Communications, Math, Computer, Science, Social Studies, Government Law, Consumer Education and Workplace.
SPAN provides services and support for single parent families in NL, including employment support.
Stella’s Circle seeks to help adults remove barriers to participating in their community. Barriers can include: mental health issues; addictions; poverty; criminal justice involvement; homelessness; low literacy; and periods of unemployment. Transforming lives through Real Homes, Real Help and Real Work.
Amongst a wide variety of services, their employment support includes Employment Counselling & Support Transition Groups and ABE Level 1. They also offer workplace-based learning to suit individual participant interests, needs and abilities. These placements provide opportunities for future employment and ensure a suitable fit for employer and employee.
Stella’s Circle also offers social enterprise training and employment in three streams: Hungry Heart Cafe, the Trades Helper Program, and Clean Start.
The WRDC is a provincial nonprofit organization committed to increasing women’s participation in trades and technology. They have career exploration and development opportunities.
Amongst a variety of services, the YMCA provides Employment and Enterprise Services: Business Planning; Self-Employment Assistance Program; Youth Programs; Education Programs.
Youth Ventures helps people up to age 29 turn their hobbies, interests and passions into money making profitable ventures.