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VOCATIONAL SERVICES

This database is strictly a research guide. The English Montreal School Board is not in a position to recommend or endorse any resources that are non- EMSB entities. We strongly suggest that readers research these resources to determine if they are appropriate for the care of their child and meet their specific needs.

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Vocational Services
Transitioning Resources

John Grant High School, English Montreal School Board

The school is devoted to servicing the needs of students with mild to severe learning disabilities, aged 12- 21 years. Students follow a modified program and may continue on to receive a Ministry Certificate in the Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP) upon successful completion. Though this is not a high school leaving certificate (Diplôme d'études secondaires or DES), it is an official certification designed to prepare students for the workforce. Students may also receive Ministry Certification through the Challenges Program.They also offer a local Transition Program designed to prepare students for adulthood.

Address:  5785 Parkhaven Avenue, Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec H4W 1X8
Tel:  514-484-4161
Email: johngrant@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.emsb.qc.ca/johngrant

LIFE Program (Learning Independence through Functional Education), Lester B. Pearson School Board

Students aged 18 to 21 with special needs gain independent life skills through educational, functional, and social experiences.

Address:  Located at Lindsay Place High School
111 Broadview Ave. Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 3Z3
Tel:  514-422-3000 (LBPSB phone number)

L.I.N.K.S., English Montreal School Board

The school services students ages 12-21 who have been diagnosed with mild to severe learning disabilities. Their focus is to ensure the academic, moral, social, and cultural aspects of the students and become contributing members of society. They offer four programs that can be tailored to meet the needs of each student. The programs are CASP (Competency-based Approach to Social Participation), Challenges, MAP (Modified Academic Programme), and Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP).

Address:  9905 Papineau Street, Montreal, Quebec H2B 1Z9
Tel:  514-723-2845
Email: links@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.emsb.qc.ca/links

Moisson Montreal

A food bank that provides an excellent way to learn work and socialization skills. They have had individuals as volunteers from Summit T.E.C.C., Giant Steps School, CRDI TED, École Évangéline, and the Miriam Home.

Address:  6880 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 2A1
Tel:  514-344-4494
Website: www.moissonmontreal.org/en/

Peter Hall School – Gateway Program

Welcomes students with intellectual disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and psychopathological disorders between the ages of 15 to 21. Promotes independence and supports the philosophy of "Life Long Learning" through a variety of educational activities within the school and the community.

Address:  840, Boul. de la Côte-Vertu, St-Laurent, Quebec H4L 1Y4
Tel:  514-747-4075
Email: cote-vertu@peterhall.qc.ca
Website: www.peterhall.qc.ca

École Peter Hall Ouimet (Elementary School)
Address:  1455 rue Rochon, St-Laurent, Québec, H4L 1W1
Tel:  514-748-1050
Email: ouimet@peterhall.qc.ca

See Things My Way Centre

The centre has two federally funded programs:

Worktopia: Community Works Canada®(CWC) is a pre-employment training program for teens and young adults ages 15 to 21 with autism.

Worktopia: Employment Works Canada (EWC) offers employment preparedness training for individuals ages 15 to 29 with autism, as they transition from high school to independent adulthood. Program participants engage in opportunities to develop social, communication and job skills.

Address:  8000, boul. Decarie, Suite 620, Montreal,Quebec H4P 2S4
Tel:  514-345-8833
Email: info@seethingsmyway.org
Website: www.seethingsmyway.org

Summit School WOTP Program, TECC Campus

The WorkOriented Training Path (WOTP) is designed for students 15 years and older who are working at the pre-high school level of English language arts and Mathematics. WOTP prepares student for a gradual transition from school to work by offering opportunities to develop specific academic skills, solid life skills, and concrete workskills and habits.

Address:  1819 Rene Levesque West, Suite 200 Montreal, Quebec H3H 2P5
Tel:  514-933-4464
Email: admin@summit-school.com
Website: www.summit-school.com

Sun Youth

A food and clothing bank that welcomes people with special needs as volunteers. Volunteering leads to gaining socialization skills, respecting routine and learning to adapt to a work environment.

Address:  6700 Park Ave, suite 100 Montreal, Quebec H2V 4H9
Tel:  514-842-6822
Website: https://sunyouthorg.com/

Transition École Vie Active (TEVA), English Montreal School Board

The program initiates and executes transition plans for students with special needs. The goal is to develop a concrete action plan designed to support students in the transition period by coordinating and facilitating the community, social, and education services, as well as efforts of the caregivers. The goal is to meet the unique needs of each student by identifying their strengths, abilities, hopes and goals for life after school so they’re ready for employment and independent living.
Note: TEVA is available at other school boards. Please call your board to find the contact person there.

Address:  6700 Park Ave, suite 100 Montreal, Quebec H2V 4H9
Tel:  514-483-7200
Email: pevangelista@emsb.qc.ca

Work-Study Program

CO-OP Education Program, Lester B. Pearson School Board

Classes at Lakeside Academy and John Abbott College.
The three-year program is for students between the ages of 18 to 21 with developmental delays and are autonomous to travel to school and work. Students are eligible within the LBPSB High School network and are referred by school resource teams.

Address: 4226 Saint Jean Blvd #305, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec H9G 1X5
Tel:  514-422-3000 #4470
Website: http://ssd.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/coopedu/page.asp

Rehabilitation Centres

Centre de Réadaption Lucie-Bruneau

The Workplace Rehabilitation Program is for individuals with motor or neurological impairments. The Program evaluates and develops the skills and abilities of the individuals in relation.

Address:  2275 Laurier Avenue East, Montreal, QC H2H 2N8
Tel:  514-527-4527
Website: www.luciebruneau.qc.ca

Constance-Lethbridge Readaptation Centre - Work Evaluation and Orientation Program

The program is for individuals with motor and speech and language disabilities.

Address:  7005 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1T3
Tel:  514-487-1891 #300
Website: https://www.llmrc.ca/

CROM West Montreal Readaptation Centre (WMRC)

The centre is for people with an intellectual disability (ID), autism or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Offers services to facilitate work integration, maintain skills, develop interests, acquire knowledge and improve quality of life. The centre has three programs: Labrosse Workshop, Benny Day Program, and Team Internships at Standard Life. The centre also provides habilitation, rehabilitation, residential and community integration services in English and French.

Labrosse Workshop is a program that provides work integration opportunities to WMRC users, who dismantle computers for recycling by Envirotree.

Benny Day Program has two components. In the work program users package products for WMRC’s community integration partners or learn other work skills. In the social program, users are supported by a team of specialized staff, two teachers from the English Montreal School Board and therapists in music, art and recreation.

Team Internships at Standard Life is a program in which the WMRC users assemble over 2,000 product literature kits weekly, which are then distributed to customers of the company’s Group Savings and Retirement division. The work is done at Standard Life.

Address:  8000 Notre Dame, Lachine, Quebec H8R 1H2
Tel:  514-363-3025
Website:
https://ciusss-ouestmtl.gouv.qc.ca/en/contact-location/rehabilitation-centre-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-or-a-pervasive-development-disorder/west-montreal-readaptation-centre/

Vocational Services

IAM CARES / AIM CROIT

Provides an employment skills development program for people who have a physical, sensory or neurological disability. The program is designed to assist them in their search for employment.

Address: 433 Chabanel Ouest, Mezzanine 2, Suite 304, Montréal, Québec H2N 2J4
Tel: 514-744-2944
Email: info@aimcroitqc.org
Website: www.aimcroitqc.org

Emploi-Québec

Offers programs and services to people with disabilities. The Contrat d’intégration au travail (CIT) was designed to encourage employers to hire the disabled. In addition to a wage subsidy, your future employer could receive financial assistance to help with adapting your work environment to your specific needs. Some examples of services and expenses that can be eligible are:

  • the services of an expert in assessing your needs and assistance to help you find employment
  • the cost of adapting a workstation to your requirements 
  • the cost of Québec sign language interpreting services

Call 1-877-767-8773 or go to the local employment centre (CLE) in your region. The www.emploiquebec.gouv.qc.ca website has a locator you can use to find local employment centres in Québec by postal code or region. If you are encountering difficulties and would like support in order to enter the labour market, contact a specialized manpower service in your region.

To obtain the names and addresses of the specialized manpower services in your region, call the Centre d’assistance au placement at 1-866- 640-3059 or send an email to centre.assistance.placement@mess.gouv.qc.ca

Website: www.emploiquebec.gouv.qc.ca

L’Étape 

Montreal branch
Integration and employment services for people with physical or sensory impairments.

Address: 1001 De Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Suite 527, Montreal, Quebec H2L 4P9
Tel: 514-526-0887
Email: letape@letape.org
Website: https://letape.org/

Laval branch
Integration and retention employment service for persons with physical, sensory or intellectual.

Address: 1435, boul. St-Martin W Bureau 400 Laval, Québec H7S 2C6
Tel: 450-667-9999
Email: letape-laval@letape.org

Specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD)

Please consult other parts of Section 6 for other resources

Action Labour Inc. (formerly Labour Action Montreal) - Action main d'oeuvre Inc.

Employment assistance services to people with autism or intellectual disabilities, job retention services.

Address: 3320 Rosemont Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H1X 1K3 (Head Office) 185 Dorval Avenue, Suite 203, Dorval, Quebec, H9S 5J9 (Service Point West Island)
Tel: 514-721-4941
Email:info@actionmaindoeuvre.ca
Website: www.actionmaindoeuvre.ca

Ready, Willing and Able Gold Learning Centre

An employer support program in which people with autism or an intellectual disability are hired in the workforce.

Address: 5331 rue Ferrier, Montréal, Québec H4P 1M1
Tel: 514-345-8330 ext. 123
Website: www.readywillingable.ca

Specialisterne

Help employers to access the skills and capabilities of people on the autism spectrum through their recruitment, training, education, and management programs.

Address: 417 Rue Saint-Nicolas, suite 300 Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2P4
Tel: 514-928-3425
Website: https://ca.specialisterne.com/

Spectrum Productions

Creating work opportunities for young adults with autism through video and media productions. The Creative Media Lab internship program is based on developing employment and creative skills as part of the Spectrum video production team. Positions are offered to students who show particular talent and interest in video and media production and wish to develop their skills. This program runs September to June for youth aged 17 and up.

Address: 5445 Gaspe Avenue, local 415, Montreal, Quebec H2T 3B2
Tel: 514- 448-1644
Email: info@productionsspectrum.com
Website: www.productionsspectrum.com/en/

Sheltered Workshop / Adapted Work Centre

Coforce

Since 1977, Coforce has created quality jobs adapted to the needs of disabled persons. Coforce is an adapted business accredited by Emploi-Québec that builds on the strengths and abilities of people living with limitations.

Address: 11301 Mirabeau St. Anjou, Quebec, H1J 2S2
Tel: 514-354-3430
Email: info@coforce.ca
Website: www.coforce.ca/en/index.html

JEM Workshop Inc. Centre Leonard & Carol Berall

Operates an adapted workplace for adults who have an emotional, intellectual, and/or physical disability.

Address: 8400 Mountain Sights, Montreal, Quebec H4P 2B9
Tel: 514-735-4217
Email: info@jemworkshop.org
Website: www.jemworkshop.org

Light a Dream

A candle-making business intended to promote students understanding of various business and economic principles, while enhancing their social, interpersonal, decision making and leadership skills. The program is for young adults with developmental delays.

Address: 63b Donegani Ave, Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 2V9
Tel: 514-695-3310
Email: lightadream@bellnet.ca
Website: www.lightadream.com

Placement Potentiel

Adapted work centre specializing in finding employment opportunities for people with mild disabilities

Address: 111 Donegani Ave., Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 2W3
Tel: 514-694-0315 / Fax: 514-694-8640
Email: placementpotentiel@videotron.ca
Website: www.placementpotentiel.com/adapted-employment-services-contact.asp

Pleins Rayons

The program focuses on teaching bicycle mechanics and all it entails. The program is for young adults between the ages of 15 and 35 years living with an autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability, or at-risk students at the high school level.

Address: 790 South Street, Cowansville, Quebec J2K 2Y3
Tel: 450-263-5300
Email: pleinsrayons@outlook.com
Website: www.pleinsrayons.ca

Quebec Council of Adapted Enterprises (CQEA)

Their mission is to help maintain and create jobs for people with disabilities. Their vision is to make adapted companies be recognized as the best business model of the social economy in Quebec. Their members consist of several partners and 40 adapted companies throughout Quebec and they offer training courses from the employer to the employee. People with limitations are introduced to an adapted company by a Business Assistance and Placement Service agent (contact your local Emploi Quebec branch) and the disability must be permanent. An educator supports employees in everything related to their disabilities. The adapted company receives a subsidy from the Adapted Business Network that compensates for the lower productivity, CQEA manages the Adapted Business Grant Program.

Address: 101 Grand-Voile Street, Saint Augustin de Desmaures, Quebec G3A 2M7
Tel: 1-800-771-2732 Training Coordinator, 418 872-7899 ext. 226
Website: www.cqea.ca/

Recupération Enviro Connections

An adapted recyclable material business that hires people with functional limitations (ASD, ID, physical disability and other mental health problems)

Address: 4141 Grande Allee, Boisbriand, Quebec, J7H-1M7
Tel: 514-336-5858 ext. 1 
Email: sales.montreal@wasteconnections.com
Website: https://www.recuperationenviroconnexions.com/en/

Vocational Counselling and Support Services

Moelle Epinière et Motricité Québec

Supporting people with physical or neurological limitations with their job search on the island of Montreal.

Address: 6020 Jean-Talon East, Suite 400, Montreal, Quebec H1S 3B1
Tel: 514-341-7272
Email: info@moelleepiniere.com
Website: http://www.moelleepiniere.com/en/

S.A.R.C.A. Services, English Montreal School Board

An educational and vocational program for individuals 16 years or older. Advisors/counselors provide information, counseling and support to those who want to obtain their high school diploma or participate in a vocational training study program. Assist clientele with special needs.

Address: 10909 Gariepy, Montreal, QC, H1H 4C6
Tel: 514-846-7955
Email: info@emsb-sarca.ca
Website: https://www.emsb.qc.ca/emsb/schools/adult-academic/programs

S.e.m.o. Horizon-Travail

Job placement services and continued employment for persons who are visually impaired or living with a mental illness.

Address: 666 Sherbrooke St. West, #401, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1E7
Tel: 514-933-1141
Email: info@horizon-travail.org
Website: www.horizon-travail.org/en/

Young in the Making (YIF-JED)

A program for young women with a disability. The program offers six weeks of pre-employability paid training followed by a 14-week placement in the workplace that is also paid. During this time, participants are supported by the employer and YTF-JED staff. YTF-JED is a partnership between the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW-CCRT) and the Disabled Women's Network Canada (DAWN-RAFH).

Contact Info: Julie Blais (Coordinator) at jblais@ccrw.org / 514 669-2307 or Floryana Viquez (Facilitator) at fviquez@ccrw.org / 514 669-2349.

Website: http://cdeacf.ca/actualite/2017/08/23/jeunes-devenir-recrute-programme-pre-employabilite-remunere

Adult Education and Vocation
School Boards 

All school boards listed below have a continuing adult education program which leads to a secondary school leaving diploma.

Eastern Townships School Board

The school board has two trade centres that offer a variety of different programs.

Address: 340 rue Saint-Jean-Bosco, Magog, Quebec J1X 1K9
Tel: 819-868-3100
Website: www.etsb.qc.ca

English Montreal School Board Adult Education

The EMSB offers a range of Social Integration Service Programs (SIS) and Socio-Vocational Integration Services (SVIS) to people 21 years old and older with special needs. The goal of the programs are to acquire the necessary skills to be able to integrate and participate in society. Below is a list of Adult Education Centres.

In St. Michel:

John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre

Address: 3030 Villeray Street
Tel: 514-374-2888
Email:jfkadult@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.jfkac.ca

In Montreal North:

Galileo Adult Education Centre

Address: 10921 Gariepy Street
Tel: 514-721-0120
Email: galileo@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.gaec.ca/en/

In Cote St. Luc:

Wagar Adult Education Centre (formerly Marymount Adult Education Centre)

Address: 5785 Parkhaven Avenue
Tel: 514-488-8203
Email: wagaradulteducationcentre@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.wagaradulteducationcentre.ca

EMSB also has four vocational centres.

Pius Culinary & Business Centre

St. Pius X has an extensive culinary program and business centre.

Address: 9955 Papineau Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H2B 1Z9
Tel: 514-381-5440
Email: piuscentre@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.piuscentre.com

Laurier Macdonald Career Centre

The centre has programs in the area of beauty and automotive.

Address: 5025, Jean-Talon E, Saint-Léonard, Quebec H1S 3G6
Tel: 514-374-4278
Email: lmacadult@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.lmaccareercentre.com

Rosemount Technology Centre

The centre has nine different programs.

Address: 3737 Beaubien East, Montreal, Quebec H1X 1H2
Tel: 514-376-4725
Email: rtc@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.rosemount-technology.qc.ca

Shadd Health & Business Centre

The centre has programs in the area of health and business.

Address: 1000 Old Orchard Ave. Montreal (Quebec) H4A 3A4
Tel: 514-484-0485
Email: shadd@emsb.qc.ca
Website: www.shadd.com

LESTER B. PEARSON SCHOOL BOARD

Address: 1925 Brookdale Ave, Dorval, Quebec H9P-2Y7
Tel: 514-422-3000
Website: www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/VocationalV2.asp

PROGRAM #1

Special Needs Program is designed to help adults with developmental disabilities acquire the necessary skills to integrate and participate in society to their fullest potential. Through their partnership with the Douglas Hospital and the Action LaSalle Centre, students can participate in language, basic math, computer, and life skills classes.

Program #2

Endeavour is a social integration-based special education program for adult learners with intellectual disabilities or autism run through Place Cartier Adult Education Centre, and also in partnership with the West Montreal Réadaptation Centre and the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped.

The school board also has eight career programs and eight career centres.

New Frontiers School Board

The board has three centres offering 16 programs.

Address: 214 McLeod Châteauguay, Quebec J6J 2H4
Tel: 450-691-1440
Website:  www.nfsb.qc.ca

Riverside School Board

They offer a variety of different programs.

Address: Access – Adult Centre 163 Avenue Cleghorn, Saint-Lambert, Quebec J4R 2J4
Tel: 450-676-1843
Website: www.access.rsb.qc.ca

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

This school board has six adult CDC (Competency Development Centre) centres and are under CDC Laurier. They offer many programs.

Address: 235, Montée Lesage Rosemère, Québec J7A 4Y6
Tel: 450-621-5600 Fax: 450 621-7929
Website: https://bilingualtraining.ca

CDC Lachute
Address: 57 Harriet, Lachute, Quebec J8H 2G7
Tel: 450-562-3721
Email: infolachute@swlauriersb.qc.ca

CDC Pont-Viau
Address: 60, Lahaie Street, Laval, Quebec H7G 3A8
Tel: 450-680-3032,Fax: 450-662-0870
Email: infopontviau@swlauriersb.qc.ca

CDC Repentigny
Address: 454, St-Paul Street, Repentigny, Quebec J5Z 4C7
Tel: 450.688.2933 ext. 4117
Email: infopontviau@swlauriersb.qc.ca

CDC St-Eustache
Address: 670 Industrial Blvd., St-Eustache, Quebec J7R 5V3
Tel: 450-680-3032
Email: infopontviau@swlauriersb.qc.ca

CDC Vimont
Address: 2100 Blvd des Laurentides, Laval, Quebec H7M 2Y6
Tel: 450-688-2933 ext.3100
Email: infopontviau@swlauriersb.qc.ca