Michael, a loving husband in this mid 50’s, quit his job to take care of his wife and they were relying on ODSP as their source of income. After his wife passed away, Michael started looking for a job. He searched for jobs on Sootoday and Soo Classified and he also gave his resume to several companies in the downtown area.  Yet, his attempts were not successful since he was away from the workforce for over than 5 years.

Recalling a conversation he had with the Option’s Navigator at United Way, Michael reached out for help where they both met at the Neighborhood Resource Centre on Gore St.  The Option’s Navigator connected Michael to a local employment center who began working with Michael to secure a job for him that fits his set of skills and knowledge. Michael is heading towards employment now.