We help adult social assistance recipients seeking employment to find work, receive training or return to school.
We help people prepare for employment.
We offer a number of services to help you achieve your employment goals, including basic education, literacy and job-specific skills training.
If it’s hard for you to get or keep a job because you have trouble with reading, writing or math, we can help you get the education you need.
There are a range of opportunities and education programs available to help you:
If you need special training or skills to do a job, we can get you the help you need to develop your skills.
We offer personalized customer service and the following at no charge to participants:
Finding a job is a rewarding experience (in more ways that one!) but it can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why DNSSAB offers on-site services as well as partnerships with community agencies to ensure you have the resources you need. Our Employment Services Staff are committed to helping you discover your strengths and reach your employment goals.
Nipissing Career Hub
200 McIntyre Street East, first floor
(705) 474-2151 ext. 3425
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 4:15pm
Mattawa Employment Resource Centre
540 Valois Dr., Mattawa
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Whitney Employment Resource Centre
9 Post Street, Whitney
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
We aim to provide high quality services in a welcoming environment that promotes integrity and respect.
You can expect to receive:
Select the nearest location to you for a list of resource centres in that area.
Parenthood can be the most rewarding experience of your life. It can also be the most challenging. The LEAP (Learning, Earning And Parenting) Program provides support to young families. It does this in various ways that can foster positive change designed to increase self reliance, self confidence, and greater future expectations for young parents and their children.
The resources and guidance provided through the LEAP program can help you become who you want to be.
A variety of high school programs are available.
Flexible approaches to obtaining a high school diploma.
Part-time and summer employment
Play Your Part Parenting
To be eligible for LEAP supports, you must be eligible for Ontario Works Assistance. You must also be working towards achieving your grade 12 diploma and participate in a parenting course.
The Learning Earning And Parenting program is mandatory for parents 16 and 17 years of age who are in receipt of social assistance. Parents between the ages of 18 and 28 may participate voluntarily.
We are here to support young families. We provide financial supports and guidance throughout your journey in obtaining your Ontario Secondary School Diploma and help you move towards independence.
Once you have received your Ontario Secondary School Diploma and completed 35 hours of parenting (Family Enrichment and /or Play Your Part Parenting) a $500 bursary will be awarded.
You don’t have to do this alone. We’re here to help guide you and support you through this process or to answer any questions you might have.
Visit or call the DNSSAB office and ask about the LEAP program, or send us a message.
The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board provides an incentive program focused on staffing solutions for local employers. Reliable, qualified staff is key in operating a successful business and the DNSSAB is prepared to respond with pre-screened candidates to meet staffing requests of local employers.
The Community Placement Program is offered through Ontario Woks and matches people with not-for-profit organizations who mentor, monitor and coach participants, helping them develop a broader range of skills and experience.
Interested public or non-profit organizations sign a Community Placement Agreement with Ontario Works and provide descriptions of the positions or volunteer positions they wish to fill.
Individuals who are interested in participating in the Community Placement Program review the position descriptions and determine where they would like to volunteer; an interview is scheduled where the individual and organization meet to decide if they are a good match for one another. If both are satisfied, the volunteer placement can begin.
For more information on Community Placements, please contact your Case Manager.
The Self-Employment program is designed to help you succeed as an entrepreneur.
Your business idea must be considered viable in order for this activity to be approved as part of your participation plan. You will have to create a business plan and attend a viability assessment with the Business Centre.
The Ontario Works Program works closely with the Business Centre in order to provide you with information, programs, training, and resources for business start-ups or expansions. This program will provide you with ongoing support for up to 60 weeks.
For more information on the Self-Employment program, please contact your Case Manager.
If you are interested in pursuing a self-employment opportunity, The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound is another great resource.