St. Stephen's Community House participants

Paul William Scott

Paul William ScottPaul William Scott

Training for a new career

Paul William Scott was almost out of hope. He was struggling to make ends meet on the Ontario Disability Support Program. “I tried other employment agencies but my age limited my options. And some of the people were pre-judging me because of my mental health issues.” Fortunately for Paul, his caseworker suggested St. Stephen’s. 

Right from the start, an employment advisor from St. Stephen’s helped Paul strengthen his resume for the labour market. From there, Paul took advantage of free training to gain his food handler certification. “My advisor got me a placement at the Good Sheppard Ministries in the community kitchen, and into a Peer Support Education program through Work for Change. I learned about being a peer leader and gained practical skills I can use on the job.”

“Because of St. Stephen’s, I’m happy now. I understand my strengths and have confidence in my abilities. I’m taking steps to achieve my own goals and start a new career.”

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