Support Services

We understand that the road to employment isn’t always a clear path

Sometimes you need support in other areas of your life. Causeway looks at the whole person to ensure you begin your job search from a stable, healthy starting point. That’s why Causeway offers a number of services you can access as you search for employment. They are freely available to anyone participating in one of our Avenues.

Wellness Program

Causeway believes that maintaining both your physical and mental health are an essential part of becoming job ready. Our Wellness Program is designed to help you set and achieve your fitness and nutrition goals. Our on-site fitness centre is staffed by a personal trainer ready to help you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your physical wellbeing.

Fitness Centre Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday: 11:30am – 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 7:30pm

Employment Resource Centre

Our Employment Resource Centre is an extremely useful tool designed to help you during your job search. In the resource centre, we can help you with:

  • Use of computers, telephone, fax, photocopier, mailing and supplies
  • Résumé and cover letter preparation
  • Assistance in developing interview skills
  • Assisted or independent job search
  • Access to employment resources, job postings, and employment leads
Employment Resource Centre Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Community Supports

Community Supports is designed to assist you with any additional barriers you may be facing, such as issues with housing, medical problems, and income support. Our Community Supports staff are available to help you connect with other useful services, provide support outside of employment, and make referrals to community partners.

Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO)

The Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) program is a recovery-oriented person-centered program providing supportive housing that is safe and affordable, established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOH). The CHO program in Ottawa runs in partnership with Shepherds of Good Hope who serves as the community agency responsible for 6 homes in the Ottawa area.


The CHO program provides residents with opportunities to enhance the quality of their daily living, their personal growth and development, and improve life skills through participation in a variety of activities and programs. Causeway Work Centre, through the CHO program, provides recreational and vocational activities to individuals who are part of the CHO program, living in domiciliary residences in urban and rural Ottawa. Please note that participants of the CHO program are referred through Shepherds of Good Hope.

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Employment Programs

Regardless of your work goals or readiness, we have a program with the level of support you need. Write resumes, practice interviews, do a youth work placement, and more. Start your journey here.
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Social Enterprise

If you need to get some substantial work experience in a supportive workplace, a position in one of our social businesses might be right for you.
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