Independent Living Resource Centre

Site: Independent Living Resource Centre

Service: FAST for Employment Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Works with individuals to help them achieve employment success
Helps with the following: 
  • Preparing resumes, cover letters, and interview skills 
  • Job search techniques and application assistance 
  • Securing funding for uniforms, work boots etc 
  • Securing funding for specialized training, such as First Aid/CPR or Smart Serve
Offers a wage subsidy program for suitable employers looking to hire participants from the program
Hours Mon-Tue, Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Wed 8:30 am-4 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Individuals must: 
  • Self disclose a disability (medical verification not required) 
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number 
  • Not be eligible for Employment Insurance benefits 
  • Be underemployed (working less than 20 hours per week)
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Provided as required
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-577-6166
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-3153
Fax 807-577-6119
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Jennie Gibbons; Phone: 807-577-6166 ext 7; Email:
Site Location South Ward, Glengowan Bldg (formerly United Way of Thunder Bay)
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 130 Brodie St S, Suite 102
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1B9
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Intersection Donald St S and Brodie St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town - Thunder Bay ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care ; Federal - Government of Canada ; Fundraising ; United Way