Reorganization of Community Services

Effective March 6, 2017, adult mental health and addictions counselling services on the northeast Avalon will be reorganized into four inter-disciplinary teams with a broad professional skill mix, including addictions counselors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and therapeutic recreation professionals.

These teams will be located in the eastern, central and western sections of St. John’s, along with another in Conception Bay South. Services will be accessed through Adult Central Intake,...

Job Opportunity
Jun 5 2017

This position blends advocacy, liaison, and education with operational oversight for areas pertaining to accessibility, student support, and inclusion, and fosters an inclusive and holistic learning environment that maximizes the potential of each student, empowering them to thrive.


Reporting to the Director, Student Life, the Educational Accessibility Specialist will work with students with disabilities, and faculty and staff to draw on the principles of a stepped care approach. They will develop a comprehensive strategy designed to enhance accessibility and inclusion. In close collaboration with the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre and the Blundon Centre, this position will ensure supports to encourage a successful and...

Job Opportunity
May 29 2017

Referral Number- AESL.16.17.R0808

Employment type- 1 Temporary Position

Division-Literacy & Institutional Services Division

Position Group-NAPE - General Service

Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

Location-St. John's

Salary (scale) $67,813.20 - $79,916.20 (CG-42)


This position offers professional services to the Department on the development and implementation of a strategic Adult Literacy Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador and ongoing expertise for its literacy activities. During development of the plan, responsibilities will include: development of support materials and the organization of stakeholder consultations; facilitation of stakeholder consultation process; preparation of presentations to...

Job Opportunity
May 26 2017


To implement Building Service Worker and Retail Skills Employment Training Programs working directly with student participants and potential employers to find suitable work practicum placements and long term employment.

The incumbent reports directly to the Executive Director of the New Hope Community Centre.


The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties:

  • Take lead role in implementing the employment training programs
  • Network with and provide information sessions to potential referral agencies and potential employers regarding Building Service Worker and Retail Skills program
  • Provide supportive counselling to...

About the Blue Door Program

The Blue Door is a new St. John's based program that is operated through Thrive. This program is the first of its kind in NL and is designed to support individuals, primarily between the ages of 14-29, to exit sex trade activities, and/or sexually exploitive situtions including sex trafficking. The program is inclusive of gender & sexual orientation.

Why the Blue Door Program Exists

There has been an increase in sexual exploitation in recent years.  This includes use of internet/social media sites, web-based advertisements, street-based sex work/exploitation, massage parlours, strip clubs, phone work, in and out call work, and escort services.

A decade ago, service...

   The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – NL, in partnership with the Disability Policy Office – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, has created this interactive website to promote and increase awareness of universal design in our communities.  A VOCM news story relating to the website launch can be found ...
The general public is invited to learn more and participate in the City’s new 10 year Affordable Housing Strategy, currently being developed. The City’s first Affordable Housing Business Plan, Creating Opportunities, Housing Our Community, concludes in 2017. The City is now focused on developing a new 10 year plan. We invite everyone to join the discussion about Affordable Housing and tell us what’s important to you as the City builds its new strategy. General Information Session: What is Affordable Housing?This session is open to anyone interested in learning more about affordable housing and will include a panel discussion with representatives from the various levels of government. Tuesday, June 69:30 to 11:15 a.m.Foran/Greene RoomCity Hall, 10...

The Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador, with financial support from the Government of Canada, is pleased to announce that community service placements will be available to nonprofit organizations and youth this summer. There will be some program changes which sponsoring organizations should be aware of:

  1. Because participants receive a tuition credit voucher and a cash stipend, SWASP students should not be placed in similar jobs as those who are compensated by wages, including other summer wage programs.
  2. Community service placements may not be considered essential to the nonprofit organization. They will not replace or duplicate the duties of any organizational employee.
  3. Because of these changes, organizations may need to be more...
Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All day) - Saturday, November 4, 2017 (All day)

The Lantern, Barnes Road, St. John's




Your Turn Boutique Retail Skills and Employment Training is a 10-week pre-employment readiness program for 10 participants, age 16-29.  Participants will be provided with employment development training in the area of retail skills followed by an 8 week workplace training component.

The closing date for referrals is Wednesday, May 24th at noon.  

Please see the attached referral for submission process.