Serving Northumberland County for 20+ Years!
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
- Better Jobs Ontario program (formerly Second Career)
- Pathway to Prosperity program
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.
Employment Assistance Resource Network (E.A.R.N.)
Helps people with employment barriers and disabilities to find meaningful and sustainable work through individualized employment planning, pre-employment workshops, one-on-one skill building, and job coaching.
Northumberland Community Services
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
We provide temporary emergency housing for those in need of shelter.
905-376-9562 | www.thshelter.ca
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.