The Power of Work program supports people with disabilities in locating employment or volunteer opportunities in their communities. Individuals are assisted with identifying their employment goals, employment preparation, job search and employment coaching. The Power of Work program currently operates in Edmonton and Grande Prairie.
Goodwill and Employment
The steps in the Power of Work program are as follows:
Our goal is to make sure these individuals are successful in their employment.
“They continue to stand as examples of employees who enjoy
their work, are successful in overcoming challenges,
and are appreciative of the opportunities. I think
it helps with morale for other employees, during the tougher
times, to see someone who really enjoys being here.”
Marty – Power of Work Employer about their seven employees
When an individual starts the Power of Work program their employment goals and interests are assessed through a Person Centered Plan. This plan takes a comprehensive look at the individual’s aspirations and goals relating to employment and outlines the action needed to achieve them.
Individuals in the Power of Work program develop job skills through workshops, and work training placements tailored to their specific needs.
Job Search Assistance
Individuals in this program acquire the skills they need to find employment within the community, such as:
“He is very proud of his pay check,
he is productive and it has given him a purpose,
he can buy the necessities of life.”
Roxanne Johnson - mother of Chris Johnson, Power of Work participant.
When an individual is successful in obtaining a position within the community, on-site support can be provided by a job coach to assist them in maintaining employment.
The job coach’s role is:
For more information about the Power of Work program, please call (780) 944-1414 or fill out our contact form.