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Start Me Up Niagara

Site: St Catharines - Church St E

Service: Employment Support Services

Contact Details
Office Phone 289-438-3939
Fax 289-438-2212
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Primary Contact Faye Nickerson, ODSP Employment Lead; Phone: 289-438-3939 ext 206; Email:
Primary Executive Bob Tanway, Board Chair
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
203 Church St E
St Catharines, ON L2R 3E8
Intersection Geneva St and Gale Cres
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: In person employment services for persons with disabilities by appointment. Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm. Online and phone services available. Call for information.  
Assist people eligible for ODSP Emplyment Supports to get and keep jobs / start and grow businesses 
* Develop customized employment plans with clients based on their individual needs 
* Career decision making and exploration: identifying strengths, skills, interests and labour market conditions 
* Job search strategies and opportunities: Self marketing, employer outreach 
* Skill enhancement: pre-employment, job trials, placement, training, and on the job coaching 
* Support and exploration of alternative income opportunities including self-employment–owning and operating a business
Hours Mon-Tues, Thu-Fri 9 am-4 pm, Wed 9 am-2 pm
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
To participate in the ODSP employment program individual must complete an application and be approved by ODSP . Eligible individuals will have a verifiable disability and meet income limits. It Is not necessary to be in receipt of ODSP income support benefits to qualify for ODSP employment support program. All other programs have open access.
Application Call or visit
Languages English ; French - Interpretation, French Language Services available for ODSP Employment participants
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Service Categories Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs
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