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Virtual 8-Week Online Training Session

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Strive 4 Work is delivering the next 8-week training session virtually!

Employment skills development and training facilitated through an online video conferencing platform. A great opportunity to increase your skills while staying safe at home!

Program Starts: To Be Determined

No Computer? No Problem!

Accepted participants are provided with ALL materials needed to complete the online training.


Strive 4 Work is an employment focused program for individuals with disabilities in St. Albert and the surrounding area. The program consists of 8 weeks of ONLINE training and 10 weeks of work experience with the potential for employment to follow.

Objectives of the Strive 4 Work program:

  • To assist individuals with disabilities in St. Albert and the surrounding area to prepare for and obtain employment and develop the skills necessary to maintain employment.
  • To assist employers with strategies, supports, and resources to help them integrate potential employees with disabilities into their workplace.

Training Will Consist Of:

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Vital Skills

Communication skills, Stress management, Resumes, Interview skills, Computer skills, Standard First Aid/CPR/WHMIS, Food Safety, Service Best, Job Search activities and individual certificates such as Proserve, as needed by participants.

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Work Experience

Participant program hours are Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 3:30pm with 1 hr lunch break. Maximum hours of 25 hrs per week. Work experience hours are negotiated with the employers.

Living Allowance

Living Allowance

Selected participants will receive a living allowance of $15/hr for the 25 hrs/wk while attending the 8 weeks of skills training, and employers receive a wage subsidy to hire individuals for the 10 weeks of work experience. It is anticipated that employers will continue to retain the individuals once the wage subsidy ends.

Eligible Participants:

  • Individuals with disabilities living in St. Albert and the surrounding area

  • Not eligible or in receipt of EI

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Be ready, willing and able to work
  • Must be 18+

Medical Conditions, Permanent Injuries, and/or Disabilities including:

  • Physical – Crohn’s Disease, colitis, back issues, mobility issues, amputation, limitation in physical function of body or limbs, Hep C, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, permanent injury, etc.
  • Mental Health – anxiety, depression, acute stress, ADHD, OCD
  • Hearing – loss of hearing, deafness
  • Vision – limited vision, blindness
  • Neurological – epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s

Have questions?

Please contact Randy Lawson:

Or get the process started by filling out the form below!

Funded by Government of Canada – Opportunity Fund