The Employment Services Program at Community Inclusions Ltd. resumed service to its clients within three days of the closure in March. From March until May, staff continued to work in a combination of methods including their offices, from home, meeting with clients outside of their homes, and through Zoom.
Employment Counsellor Natalie Horne-Gallant says some changes have been made since March and their COVID-19 Operational Plan is in place.
“The Odd Jobs program is an Employment Services Program offering the public free quotes on work such as house cleaning and yard work,” says Natalie. “This program is now back in motion.”
The Drop-in Day program started back up in June. To keep numbers low, changes were needed. In July, the whole group was able to come back together while practicing social distancing. Participants now use the back door to reduce traffic at the main entrance. COVID-19 symptoms checks, temperature checks, sanitization, and enhanced cleaning are now mandatory.
Employment Services Program staff are able to meet with people in their offices, but appointments are recommended. When individuals arrive for meetings, they must fill in a contact tracing form and be screened before meeting with staff.
For more information about Employment Services Programs offered by Community Inclusions Ltd., contact Natalie Horne-Gallant or Talia Adams at 902-726-3144.
Employment Services is funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.