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.
Canadian Businesses Help ACCES Serve its Communities during the Pandemic
During these difficult times, as Canadians are faced with the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been encouraging stories about individuals and organizations contributing their time and resources to help others in need.
ACCES is proud of the work we continue to do to serve diverse and vulnerable communities, but we are not alone in this mission. Recently, some excellent Canadian businesses have helped us and we would like to honour and acknowledge their efforts.
Royal York Dollar & Discount
A Toronto entrepreneur, Nasir Uddin, owns and operates the Royal York Dollar & Discount Store at 409 Royal York Road in Etobicoke. When the COVID-19 pandemic first happened, Nasir and his family were determined to serve the community with essential items while keeping prices affordable for those on limited incomes. And, when ACCES needed to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the protection of front-line staff and clients, Royal York Dollar & Discount was a trusted supplier when many of these items where hard to source. ACCES is proud to acknowledge this family-owned and operated business for their service to ACCES and to their community!
Another local business, C&D Group, was in the midst of collaborating with ACCES to rebrand and reconfigure some of our offices. To their credit, C&D were able to help ACCES pivot at the beginning of the pandemic and take into account the safety of our physical spaces for when our workforce would eventually return. C&D Group helped us develop our physical environments both safely and on-brand; they are to be commended for their flexible, conscientious and collaborative work with ACCES during the pandemic.
Mormark Print Productions Inc.
Mormark Print Productions has been serving Toronto since 1987. They, too, have helped ACCES pivot during the pandemic by providing additional services outside of their main line of business. ACCES obtained face shields, warning labels and door decals to prepare our offices for our staff to return to work.
All of these businesses have helped ACCES serve our communities during the pandemic and they are the best example of how Canadians band together to help each other in times of crises. ACCES sincerely celebrates their efforts.