Local Services

This page lists a number of Winnipeg-located organizations that offer services related to what we offer here at Osborne Village Resource Centre.

Employment Related

At OVRC,
Photocopier to help with your job hunt.We offer employment services for unemployed and underemployed individuals, there are many organizations that more specifically target certain segments of the population who are looking for work. We list these organizations here.

Clubhouse of Winnipeg
Is a community-based association offering employment and educational opportunities to people coping with mental illness.

172 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B6
Phone: 204-783-9400
Fax: 204-783-9890

Employment and Income Assistance
Provides financial assistance to eligible persons for basic needs.

Main Office:
305-114 Garry St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4V7
Fax: 204-945-0082

Branch Offices:

  • 128 Market Ave.
  • 2nd floor 111 Rorie St.
  • 391 York Ave.
  • 896 Main St.
  • 1031 Autumnwood Dr. (French services).

All offices are accessible through 204-948-4000

Rehabilitation and Recovery Service
This service assists people with a mental illness to choose, get and keep valued roles in the community such as employee, tenant or student.

Canadian Mental Health Association Winnipeg Region
930 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0P8
Phone: 204-982-6100
Fax: 204-982-6128
Web: http://www.cmhawpg.mb.ca/recovery.htm

International Centre
Is geared toward those who are receiving social assistance or who are a member of a low-income family (it is not limited to immigrants). They offer free, short-term training programs in retail, light manufacturing, and hotel & restaurant work.

406 Edmonton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 204-943-9158

LDAM: Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba
DESTINATION EMPLOYMENT (DE) helps adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD to find meaningful employment.

617 Erin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 204-774-1821
Web: http://www.ldamanitoba.org/

Opportunities for Employment
Offers a free 8-week computer course for social assistance recipients (employment and income assistance). Topics include Windows Operating System, MS Office, the Internet and workshops on communications and other related skills.

300-294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B9
Phone: 204-925-6895
Fax: 204-925-3499
Web: www.ofe.ca

Prendre Sa Carričre en Main - Job Search Assistance
This organization provides free employment-related workshops and individualized assistance in French. Workshops include such topics as résumé and cover letter writing, cold calling and networking, job search skills, job interview skills, and basic computer skills.

Phone:204-233-1735 or toll-free 1-800-207-5874
Email: plurielles@home.com

Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES)
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) is a community-based employment service that has assisted people with physical disabilities or health conditions in gaining employment since 1989.

305-1200 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0T5
Phone: 204-832-7337
Fax: 204-947-2932
Website: www.re-es.org/

Sturgeon Creek Enterprises

(for persons with disabilities)
227-530 Century
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 204-775-9402

Taking Charge!

This joint provincial and federal program exists to help single parents to find employment and build careers. To be eligible for participation in this program, individuals must be single parents receiving or eligible to receive employment and income assistance. Services include an onsite child care facility, personal development workshops, basic computer training, job preparation help, and job-ready placement.

276 Colony St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1W3
Phone: 204-925-1100
Fax: 204-925-1105.
Web: www.takingcharge.org

Winnipeg Transition Centre
This provincially-funded organization provides a number of free programs to assist 40+ individuals in their quest for work. These services include job leads & referrals ("actively market you to employers") and workshops in career assessment, resume development, interview skills, and job search skills.

1836 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 204-338-3899
Fax: 204-338-4299

Y.E.S. Youth Employment Service
This organization provides free employment counseling to people between 16 and 29 years of age, job search workshops, and internet access to find potential employers, as well as other services.

614-294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B9
Phone: 204-987-8661
Fax: 204-942-8262
Web: www.youthemploymentservices.com

Educational

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At OVRC, we offer a number of courses on basic computer literacy, as well as a few workshops on other topics such as interview skills. Here we list other organizations that offer similar topics, as well as those that offer further employment skills training, adult high school credits, and the GED.

Educational Resources.

GED exams
GED Tests are written in registered testing centres across the province of Manitoba.

For more information about GED test preparation, test locations and test dates, please contact the Adult Learning and Literacy Branch by calling their toll-free number 1-800-853-7402 or visiting their website at www.gov.mb.ca/all - click on the link for GED testing.

Jobworks Adult Learning Centre
Funded by Adult Learning and Literacy, Jobworks offers high school courses to adults completing their Adult High School Diploma or upgrading for post-secondary education. The only cost is a $60 annual registration fee. Visit their website at www.jobworksschool.com, or call 204-453-8351 for more information.

1175 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 204-453-8351
Fax: 204-453-0277

Manitoba Education and Training
1-800-465-9915

St. Norbert Adult Education Centre
This is an adult education centre that provides various courses at no cost. It has programs that include high school credits, employment readiness (job search skills, resume writing, career and employment counseling) and computer training (introduction to computers, keyboarding, Internet and email, word processing, and others). Every first and third Wednesday of each month, from 3 to 8 pm, they have an open house for visitors to learn about their services.

35H ave de la Digue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1M7
Phone: 204-261-3312
Fax: 204-269-8049
Web: www.snaec.ca

Winnipeg Adult Education Centre
Provides upgrading at the high school level for adults who have been out of school for at least one year, and also coordinates the Adult Basic Literacy Program.

310 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2N8
Phone: 204-947-1674
Fax: 204-956-5049
Web: www.wsc1.org/waec/

Miscellaneous

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Apply for a Social Insurance Number (S.I.N.)
Winnipeg Centre Service Canada Centre.
Portage Place Mall, Floor Ground,
393 Portage Avenue, Unit 122,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2Z2
Phone: 1-800- O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)

Employment Standards Branch:
Manitoba Dept. of Labour provide information about the laws surrounding employment in the province, including minimum wage, vacations and employee rights. It also investigates suspected violations of these laws.

604-401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0P8
Phone: 204-945-3352
Toll free: 1-800-821-4307
Fax: 204-948-3046
Web: http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/index.html