Serving the District of Muskoka for 35+ years!
Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services
As the Manager of employment service providers in the District of Muskoka, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services oversees the operation of Agilec (Bracebridge), Employment North (Gravenhurst), and YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka (Huntsville). Together, we are advancing employment services by implementing innovative solutions to job search, hiring, mental health support, diversity, inclusion, and training needs of today’s local labour market.
Your employment experts in the District of Muskoka!
You can rely on Agilec, Employment North, and YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka to:
- know the local labour market
- help individuals with career planning, switching careers, or transitioning out of poverty
- help job seekers find work, prepare a resume, prepare for an interview, develop skills and support their journey through their first year of a new job
- help employers find workers, enhance hiring and onboarding processes, deliver skills training to staff, and retain employees
- offer government-funded programs
- help with accessibility needs
- work with specialized supports and community organizations to provide clients with wrap-around service
- unite workers, employers, and community organizations for a stronger community.
Service for Job Seekers
- Government-funded career training and skill development
- Understanding labour market information
- Career planning and career aptitude tests
- Job search
- Cover letter and resume writing
- Interview preparation
- Accessibility needs
- Employment counselling
- *NEW* Better Jobs opportunities (formerly Second Career)
- *NEW* Pathway to Prosperity – free training and placement opportunities
Service for Employers
- Government-funded training and skill development for employees
- Labour market information and job descriptions
- Accommodations in the workplace
- Job postings and hiring processes
- Onboarding and retention programs
- Building inclusive and diverse workplaces
- Land Acknowledgement and Indigenous resources
- *NEW* Pathway to Prosperity – find skilled workers
Contact your nearest Employment Service Provider today!
Specialized Employment Services
Our specialized programs and services help individuals who have a disability prepare for and obtain employment.
Community Living Huntsville
We support people to explore, obtain, and maintain meaningful employment opportunities through job exploration, job development, skill development, job retention, on-the-job coaching, and working with employers.
Community Living South Muskoka
Employment services advance the training and employment options within their communities for adults with developmental disabilities. Employment services are market-driven and encompass planning, assessment, training, and skill development leading to competitive employment with natural support.
Muskoka Community Services
Muskoka Victim Services provides emotional and practical support to victims of crime and tragic circumstances.
Ontario Red Cross – Simcoe Muskoka Branch
705-721-3313 | www.redcross.ca
Simcoe Muskoka Branch Emergency and Disaster Services.
Muskoka Women’s Shelter and Services
Muskoka Interval House (Bracebridge): 1-800-461-1740 | Chrysalis (Huntsville): 1-866-789-8488 | www.mwag.ca
Safe, short-term shelter 24-hour phone support / 24-hour staffing, child and youth programming, outreach support, support groups, assistance with navigating the legal system, accompaniment and advocacy, safety planning, risk assessment, and practical needs assistance.
Four Counties Addiction Services Team (Fourcast)
705-876-1292 | www.fourcast.ca
Out-patient services in Peterborough and four counties for individuals with addiction and/or family.
Muskoka Algonquin Health Care
Huntsville District Memorial Hospital | www.mahc.ca
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital | www.mahc.ca
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) provides emergency health care services and inpatient care at two hospital sites in Huntsville and Bracebridge. Patient care is also supported through a number of outpatient programs at both hospital sites and at the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre in Burk’s Falls.
North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
705-224-6752 | www.northmuskokanplc.com
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are a new health care delivery model in which Nurse Practitioners are the lead providers of primary health care. These clinics were created to provide accessible, quality family health care services to people who do not have access to a regular health care provider.
Ontario Disability Support Program
705-645-8718 ext. 229 | www.mcss.gov.on.ca
If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit
Huntsville: 705-789-8813 | Gravenhurst: 705-684-9090 | www.simcoemuskokahealth.org
Some of our most frequently used services are Health Connection, Classes, Clinics and Training, Healthy Babies, Healthy Children.
The Algonquin Family Health Team
Huntsville: 705-787-0846 or 705-789-5986 | Dorset: 705-766-0866 | www.algonquinfht.ca
The Algonquin Family Health Team (AFHT) provides patient-focused primary care, services, and preventative programs in harmony with our family physicians and nurse practitioners to support the wellness of our community. We provide primary care services for patients in Huntsville, Dorset, and surrounding areas.
The District of Muskoka Food Program in Muskoka
Toll free: 1-800-461-4210 or 705-645-2100 | www.muskoka.on.ca
Food, shelter, and isolation support for the Muskoka community.
Salvation Army Huntsville, Thrift Store
705-789-8125 | www.thesalvationarmyhuntsville.ca
The Salvation Army Thrift Store Huntsville exists to generate funds to help The Salvation Army achieve its mission and to influence positively the community in which we operate.
705-645-2412 | www.muskoka.on.ca
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative can help eligible households with:
- rent arrears
- moving costs
- utility arrears
- fuel or wood
- food security
Connects women fleeing violence to shelters, 24/7.
Bracebridge Transit System
705-645-8444 | www.muskoka.on.ca
The Bracebridge Transit system offers an environmentally-conscious way to get around town, affordable rates, a regularly scheduled route, and a conventional and mobility service that travels the urban core of Bracebridge. The transit service operates Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There is no service on Sundays or Statutory Holidays.
Huntsville Public Transit System
705-788-8118 | www.muskoka.on.ca
The Huntsville Public Transit system runs a local bus service in the town. They run two scheduled routes and will also pick up and drop off wheelchair clients. View Routes and Fees. Specialized Transit is also available with 24-hours notice from Monday to Friday.
Muskoka Community Services – Ontario Works
705-645-2412 | www.muskoka.on.ca
Ontario Works provides financial assistance to eligible people in temporary financial need.
The District Municipality of Muskoka, Child Care
705-645-2412 ext. 4291 | www.muskoka.on.ca
The District Municipality of Muskoka is responsible for Muskoka’s Child Care system. We also have programs, subsidies and information for parents and child care providers.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound Branch
705-789-8891 | www.mps.cmha.ca
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound Branch is a non-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, of whom 50% are clients or family members. Our catchment area is Muskoka and Parry Sound Districts.
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County
1-888-726-2503 | www.cfssc.ca
Our services are offered to everyone living or working in Simcoe County and Muskoka regardless of age, ability, cultural or religious background, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka
705-725-0613 | www.elizabethfrysociety.com
Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka envisions healthy, hopeful, and empowered individuals, supported by a community that understands the challenges, stigmas, and systemic issues faced by those at risk.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
855-242-3310 | www.hopeforwellness.ca
Immediate support for emotional distress.
North Simcoe Muskoka Walk-In Counselling
705-726-2503 | www.waypointcentre.ca
Walk-in Counselling Clinics provide free single session counselling on a drop-in basis and offer quick access to support for individuals, couples and families.
Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre (OATC), Huntsville Clinic
705-784-9999 | www.oatc.ca
Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres is committed to improving the lives of individuals living with the devastating effects of drug addiction, and lessening the adverse impact on families and society as a whole, through the provision of a range of harm reduction and supportive treatment modalities.
705-645-9827 | www.ywcamuskoka.com
YWCA Muskoka’s continuum of service supports women, girls and youth in transition, improving their capacity to thrive. Serving over 1200 individuals in 35 partnered locations in communities across Muskoka.
Cambium Aboriginal Inc. provides Environmental Services, Community Energy Planning Services, Climate Change/Adaptation Services, Waste Management, Duty to Consult and Accommodate Requests, Project Management, Infrastructure Management Services.
The Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre is established to provide opportunities for holistic healing and learning based on the principals of Aboriginal culture, to individuals and families in a safe environment in order to foster healthy, balanced communities and nations.
Improve the recruitment, training and employment of Aboriginal people. Matching training needs with qualified training organizations. Matching employment goals with qualified employers.
705-722-5022 ext. 302 | www.metisnation.org
Founded in the early 1990’s, by the will of Ontario Métis, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) represents the collective aspirations, rights and interests of Métis people and communities throughout Ontario.
Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle
1-800-663-2696 ext: 1:3 (Employment Counselling) or 705-741-0900 | www.niijki.com
Development and delivery of healing services for Anishnaabekwewag and their families who have been abused, are being abused, or are at risk of being abused.
705-645-4404 | www.contactnorth.ca
As a community-based organization, Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved Ontarians in 600 small, rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone communities get jobs by making it possible for them to access education and training without leaving their communities.
Georgian College – Muskoka Campus
705-646-7629, ext. 4825 | www.georgiancollege.ca
Academic and Career Preparation is a free, goal-directed, flexible, and supportive upgrading program. It accommodates the realities of daily life while allowing you to bring your reading, writing, math, and other essential skills up to a high-school level.
Literacy Society of South Muskoka
705-687-9323 | www.literacysocietysouthmuskoka.ca
Your gateway to Skills For Work, Learning & Life.
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Huntsville: 705-787-0349 | www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca
Literacy and basic skills training, including numeracy, digital, communication and interpersonal skills, helps learners prepare for employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education, and greater independence.
Offers levels 1,2 and 3 of the Literacy and Basic Skills Program.
211 Community Support
Easily find/search government and community-based services during COVID-19. Call or text 2-1-1 day or night to find support for all of life’s challenges. Live chat is also available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit
1-877-721-7520 or 705-721-7520 | www.simcoemuskokahealth.org
If you have COVID-19 symptoms please take the online self-assessment tool and follow those instructions.
1-800-206-7218 | www.canada.ca
Includes Employment Insurance, pensions and benefits for housing, education, training, family and people with disabilities.
98 Manitoba St, 2nd Flr
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S1
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)
416-408-4420 | www.cleo.on.ca
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Education juridique communautaire Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.
John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka
705-733-0683 | www.johnhoward.on.ca
Nonprofit social service agency with a mandate of Effective, Just and Humane Responses to Crime and Its Causes.
Lake Country Community Legal Clinic
1-800-263-4815 | www.legalaid.on.ca
LCCLC provides free summary legal advice and brief services in our Areas of Legal Practice. There are no financial eligibility guidelines for LCCLC summary advice and brief services. If we cannot provide advice, we will do our best to provide information and referrals to other services.
Victim Witness Assistance Program
1-855-240-2504 or 705-755-5150 | www.ontario.ca
Support before and at criminal court; trial prep; victim advocacy, crisis intervention, and referrals.
About the District of Muskoka
The District of Muskoka is positioned two hours north of the Greater Toronto Area. Covering almost 4,000 square kilometres, it has a population of 60,000 and includes the First Nation community of Wahta Mohawk Territory. With about 1,600 lakes, it is a popular spot for cottagers and has about 100,000 seasonal residents. Its urban and rural communities are hubs for business, leisure, and recreation activities. Its amenities, infrastructure, connectivity, and labour force are ready to provide a strong return on investment for businesses that choose Muskoka.