Serving Northumberland County for 20+ Years!

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Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services

As the Manager of employment service providers in Northumberland County, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services oversees the operation of Career Edge, Community Assistance Resource Network (E.A.R.N.), Durham Community Employment Services, and Watton Employment Services. 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 Northumberland County!

You can rely on Career Edge, E.A.R.N., Durham Community Employment Services, and Watton Employment Services 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!

Career Edge

Phone: 1-866-859-9222
E-mail:
 info@careeredge.ca
Drop-in:
65 Bridge Street East, Campbellford
Website:
www.careeredge.on.ca

Community Employment Services

Phone: 905-885-4842
E-mail: porthope@employmenthelp.ca
Drop-in: 105 Peter Street, Port Hope
Web: www.employmenthelp.ca

Watton Employment Services

Phone: 1-888-348-8854
E-mail:  info@watton.ca
Drop-in: 9 Elgin Street East, Unit 7, Cobourg
Web:  www.watton.ca

Specialized Employment Services

Employment Assistance Resource Network (E.A.R.N.)

Phone: 905-372-4455
E-mail:
sscott@earnemploymentservices.ca
Drop-in:
275 Cottesmore Avenue, Cobourg
Websitewww.communitylivingwestnorthumberland.ca

Assists people with employment barriers and disabilities find meaningful and sustainable employment through individualized employment planning, pre-employment workshops, one-on-one skill building and job coaching.

Northumberland Community Services

Salvation Army Emergency Assistance
905-372-3832 |  cobourgsalvationarmy@gmail.com  |   www.salvationarmy.ca

Address: Cobourg Community Church, 59 Ballantine Street, Cobourg

Emergency Services provided includes food, milk, food vouchers, shelter, clothing and referrals.

Campbellford Memorial Hospital

Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) is a 34-bed health care facility located in Trent Hills. It serves approximately 30,000 Northumberland, Peterborough and Hastings County residents, as well as a large seasonal population of cottagers and tourists enjoying the beautiful Kawartha Lakes Region and the Trent River System.

705-653-1140   |   www.cmh.ca


Northumberland Hills Hospital

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) delivers a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient, and diagnostic services.

905-372-6811   |   info@nhh.ca   |   www.nhh.ca


Canadian Cancer Society

We offer support and information for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers.

1-888-939-3333   |   www.cancer.ca


Community Health Centres of Northumberland

We are a community-centred primary healthcare facility serving Northumberland County, Ontario.

905-885-2626   |   www.chcnorthumberland.ca

Food

Food Help Northumberland County

Visit Food Help in Northumberland County for information about support services in our community, including food banks and local food programs.

1-877-330-3213   |   www.foodhelpnorthumberland.ca


The Northumberland Fare Share Food Banks

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank is dedicated to serving Cobourg and Port Hope, by collecting and distributing food and other necessities to individuals and families in need in our community.

Cobourg: 905-372-5308   |   Port Hope: 905-885-6674   |   www.fareshare.ca


Clothing and Household Items

Second Helpings Colborne

Providing gently used clothing to community members through Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northumberland.

Port Hope: 905-885-9411   |   Colborne: 905-375-4674   |   www.northumberland.ca


Beyond the Blue Box

Beyond the Blue Box serves the County of Northumberland by providing an affordable retail outlet for reusable items.

905-373-7202   |  bluebox@eagle.ca   |   www.beyondthebluebox.com


Mission Thrift Store Cobourg

Mission Thrift Store Cobourg offers quality new and gently used clothing, furniture, books, toys, and other household goods.

289-252-2299   |   www.missionthriftstore.com

Green Wood Coalition

Green Wood Coalition is a radically inclusive, street-level organization that uses a community model of caring to walk alongside people who are hungry, homeless and hurting in Northumberland County, Ontario.

905-885-8700   |   www.greenwoodcoalition.com


The Help Centre

The goals of our services are to reduce the rate of poverty in the community, reduce barriers to employment, provide housing stability, and increase the ability of low-income residents to manage their finances, and provide these residents with the necessary tools to empower them to enhance the quality of life for their families.

1-888-698-3382   |   info@thehelpcentre.ca   |   www.thehelpandlegalcentre.ca


Women’s Shelters Canada

Connects women fleeing violence to shelters, 24/7.

613-680-5119   |   info@endvaw.ca   |   www.endvaw.ca


Alderville Women’s Shelter

Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. provides a safe, short-term residence for women and their children who are seeking safety from partners, families or selves.

905-352-3708   |   www.akgshelter.ca


Cornerstone

Our short-term shelter program provides a safe home-away-from-home feeling while women and families are supported planning for their next steps.

905-372-0746   |   www.cornerstonenorthumberland.ca


Transition House

We provide temporary emergency housing for those in need of shelter.

905-376-9562   |   www.thshelter.ca

Cobourg Transit

The local bus system is a good way to get around Cobourg and get to and from Port Hope. In Northumberland County’s other small communities you can drive, take a taxi, or cycle.

905-373-0582   |   www.cobourg.ca


Connecting Northumberland

Tour programs transport people to destinations for medical appointments, social outings, banking, recreational purposes and other activities of daily living for those who cannot drive themselves.

905-372-7356   |   www.commcare.ca

Northumberland County Community and Social Services

If you have little or no income, you might consider applying for Ontario Works, which provides ongoing financial support. If you have low to moderate income and you are not eligible for ongoing help through Ontario Works, our Community Outreach Program may be able to assist you.

1-800-354-7051 ext. 2468   |   www.northumberland.ca

Northumberland Hills Hospital – Community Mental Health Services

Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health Services works collaboratively with community agencies to provide services in Cobourg, Port Hope and Brighton, as well as the townships of Hamilton, Haldimand, Alnwick, Cramahe, and Alderville First Nation. The Assertive Community Treatment Team and the Housing Support programs serve all of Northumberland County.

1-888-294-7579   |   www.nhh.ca


Hope for Wellness Help Line

Immediate support for emotional distress.

855-242-3310   |   www.hopeforwellness.ca


New Canadians Centre

Free and confidential services for immigrants and refugees living in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Community connections, employment support, immigration and settlement, English as a Second Language, and additional support services.

905-377-8100   |   www.nccpeterborough.ca


Northumberland Community Counselling Centre-Counselling

Northumberland Community Counselling Centre (NCCC) provides or facilitates counselling, information/education, support and/or advocacy programs. The NCCC provides services to residents of Northumberland County, to assist and support individuals, couples, families, workplaces and communities to increase their coping strategies and well-being when dealing with common challenges and issues and/or crises that individuals and families may face on a regular basis.

905-372-6318   |   Toll Free 1-866-748-5720   |   www.northumberlandccc.com


Rebound and Kinark for Youth, FourCast

Rebound is proud to offer a wide range of supportive and proactive programming to empower children, youth, and their families. Our services offer a private and confidential process which can assist children, youth, and their families with options and resources for programming.


Four County Crisis Response

24-hour, confidential crisis support via phone, outreach, email and chat online – 24/7. Ages 16 and up.

1-866-995-9933   |   705-745-6484   |   www.cmhahkpr.ca

Alderville First Nation-Indigenous Services
Alderville First Nation is a thriving community that is rich in heritage and native culture.

905-352-2011   |   www.alderville.ca


Cambium Aboriginal
705-657-1126   |   spirit@cambiumaboriginal.com   |   www.cambiumaboriginal.com

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.


Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre
1-877-534-3724  or  705-534-3724   |   admin@enaahtig.cawww.enaahtig.ca

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.


Kagita Mikam – Hiawatha
705-295-4421 Ext. 10  |  info@kagitamikam.ca    |   www.kagitamikam.com

Improve the recruitment, training and employment of Aboriginal people. Matching training needs with qualified training organizations. Matching employment goals with qualified employers.


Metis Nation
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.

Community Training and Development
The Community Training & Development Centre provides training and development through specialized programs and services, which positively influence individual and community growth.

905-372-9967   |  info@ctdclearningplace.com   |   www.ctdclearningplace.com


Contact North
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.


Fleming College – Academic Upgrading
Courses in a variety of subjects including math, computers, communications, and sciences can help you move forward with goals such as entry into post-secondary, employment, apprenticeship, or refreshing and gaining new skills.

1-866-353-6464  ext. 1262  |  AUPeterborough@flemingcollege.ca  |  www.flemingcollege.ca


Northumberland Centre for Individual Studies
NCIS or Northumberland Centre for Individual Studies is a high school within the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Our goal is to help students graduate high school and achieve a successful transition to college or work.

905-372-1697   |   www.northumberlandcis.kprdsb.ca


Literacy Ontario Central South
Programs are designed for individuals 19 years of age and up.  All programs are free and confidential. Programs are available for people with a goal of an apprenticeship, employment, secondary school, post-secondary school or independence. Subsidies are available for eligible students who need support in overcoming barriers to learning.  This may include technology, childcare and transportation.

705-313-4385  |   cwakeford@locs.on.ca   |   www.locs.on.ca

211 Community Support
www.211ontario.ca

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.

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health
Access local COVID-19 data, and information to reduce your risk of COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms please take the online self-assessment tool and follow those instructions.

1-866-888-4577 ext 5020   |  www.hkpr.on.ca

Service Canada
Includes Employment Insurance, pensions and benefits for housing, education, training, family and people with disabilities.

1005 Elgin Street West, Cobourg   |  1-800-206-7218   |   www.canada.ca

Northumberland Community Legal Centre
We are a legal clinic that provides free and confidential legal advice and help to the residents of Northumberland County.

1-800-850-7882   |   www.thehelpandlegalcentre.ca

About Northumberland County

Located just east of the Greater Toronto Area, Northumberland County covers 1,900 square kilometres and is home to 86,000 residents as well as Alderville First Nation. It offers opportunities for individuals and businesses looking to build careers and companies. Its networking and business incubation services help entrepreneurs and start-ups grow. Agriculture and tourism are a large part of the local economy. Historical architecture, unique performance venues, and art galleries provide cultural connections. For nature lovers, it is home to two protected forests, two provincial parks and a nature reserve.

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