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Covid19 Updates

COVID-19 Update - Effective October 2, 2020

ACCES continues to actively monitor the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario.  Ontario is currently experiencing the beginning of a second wave of COVID-19 cases. 

In light of this, and the increase in case numbers over the last week, ACCES is exercising additional caution to protect our community members by temporarily suspending the delivery of our in-person services. Effective Monday October 5, 2020, ACCES will no longer be accepting new in-person appointments at any of our locations until further notice.

ACCES continues to offer our full suite of programs and services online and over the phone.  Please contact any ACCES location to get started.  You can register for our online webinars and workshops here.

Please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions about this plan.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep our communities safe. 

COVID-19 Update - Effective September 11, 2020

We are pleased to inform you, effective Monday September 14, 2020, ACCES Employment locations will be open to the public for the following services by appointment only. All other services continue to be available virtually.

  • Employment consultation for new and existing clients
  • Reserved use of our Resource Area computers for new and existing clients

Onsite appointments are open only to individuals that are unable to receive services virtually by phone or computer from home.

To book an appointment, please contact any ACCES location or your employment consultant.

We have introduced COVID 19 safety procedures for all staff and visitors, including modifications to our office spaces. Please note that all visitors will be screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire over the phone upon booking, and again in-person upon arrival at an ACCES location. To ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors, ACCES has developed a COVID-19 response plan. Please review the plan here.

All ACCES locations and staff will be observing physical distancing measures and masks or face coverings must be worn at all times.

Please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions about this plan.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep our communities safe.

COVID-19 Screening Questionaire

Upon arrival, anyone accessing the site shall be asked not to enter (a) if they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not subsequently tested negative (even if they are asymptomatic) or (b) if they answer “YES” to any of the following questions:

  1. In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone who is sick or who has tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. In the past 14 days, have you returned from travel outside of Canada (including USA)?

iii. Have you been in close contact with anyone who has returned from travel outside of Canada during the past 14 days?

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms or have you experienced any of the following symptoms during the past 14days (even if mild)?
  • Fever (temperature equal to or over 38°C/100°F)
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat / trouble swallowing
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches and tiredness
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea

COVID-19 Update - Effective August 19, 2020

ACCES Employment has developed a COVID-19 response plan to ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, clients, participants, and broader community members. 


COVID-19 Update - Effective
 July 22, 2020

ACCES Employment is continuing to monitor the evolving updates from Public Health Agencies and are making adjustments to ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, participants, and broader community members. ACCES is proud to continue providing our programs and job search support by phone and online. 

During this time, ACCES will continue to deliver services by phone and/or online; while our physical offices will remain temporarily closed until further notice. 

We understand that this is a stressful time for everyone and that connection is needed more than ever in a time of physical distancing. In response to this need, ACCES Employment has shifted our in-person services to be offered virtually online or by phone.

Should you wish to book a phone appointment to speak with an Employment Consultant or if you have any questions, please call your closest ACCES location.  Click here for location contact information.  ACCES is continuing to deliver our regular services and programs online, please see our webpage for more information: https://accesemployment.ca/job-seekers/programs-and-services

ACCES has also created a calendar of drop-in online events to provide support for jobseekers:

  • We invite you to access our online webinars and workshops by clicking here.
  • New workshops are being added to accommodate the cancellation of some in-person services.
  • You are also welcome to use our e-resource centre by clicking here.

We appreciate how difficult this evolving situation is for our members, participants, staff and volunteers and thank you for your understanding and patience.

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