October 18, 2022 – Zoomer Magazine: At the Passport to Employment program in Charlottetown, about 1,100 people aged 50 and over have come through the doors since the program started in 2007. Over five weeks, they establish what kind of jobs suits their skillsets, put together resumés and learn how to find jobs. And most have found work, says Patrick Campbell, one of the program instructors.
“We’ve had lawyers, we’ve had doctors; we’ve had folks with a Grade 2 education; we’ve had fishermen; we’ve had everything,” Campbell says. One couple, a 76-year-old retired electrician and a 73-year-old retired nurse, came to the program together.
“A lot of people have done whatever list they had on the fridge and decide they want to come back to work,” he says. “And we have some that need to work.”
Read the full story by Dene Moore, that includes a profile of Passport to Employment participant Charles DesRoches here