The Centralized Employment Support Program (CESP) is based on an Employment First approach. Similar to Housing First, Employment First’s Core set of principles support youth in accessing rapid employment opportunities with little employment readiness requirements. CESP recognizes that employment is a basic human right and is needed to live a healthy life.

To access CESP services, youth must be:

  • Between 16 and 29 years of age (inclusive)
  • A Canadian citizen, permeant resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits


  • Thursday, May 11, 6:15 pm Women's Empowering Session
  • Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm Informative Session on Job Search, Work and Immigrate
  • Friday, May 30, 12:00 pm Health Fair

NuportBuilding, 44 Torbay Road, 1-709-726-0321 email MWONL


Our ongoing membership with Common Ground Coworking is going well.As Common Ground's Neil Building is undergoing renovations, we will be moving around to make more space available for that work.One of the many assets of being part of the Common Ground project is that we as an organization and our individual members will benefit from this productive environment, leading to innovating ways to solve problems as well as new opportunities for networking and partnerships.Our membership grants us access to all of the services and spaces both at the Neil Building and the 30 Harvey Road facilities and services. Our own members will benefit greatly from this opportunity.

This is just the beginning, and we can't fathom what...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:30 - 12:30

The Room's Theatre, St. John's

CBDC Trinity Conception is proud to be a sponsoring agency for the ...

We are pleased to announce Jane Cleary has joined our team as the 2017 Youth Ventures Coordinator. Jane currently resides in Carbonear and is currently enrolled at Memorial University in the Bachelor of Commerce (Cooperative) Program. The Youth Ventures Program is designed to empower youth to turn their hobbies, interests and passions into money making ventures.   Youth Ventures is there to channel young entrepreneurs to develop an idea, create a business plan, do market research and guide them in the direction of financing (if necessary) to get a business up and running.    If you are between 12-29 or require further information contact Jane at or call 596-3849.
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 09:00 - 12:00

Stella's Circle
114 Cabot Street, St. John's

This 3 hour interactive workshop will explore:

  • Why it is important to document
  • Tends in documentation
  • General professional guidelines for documentation including what to include in a client record
  • What to avoid and issues of consent

Cheryl Mallard MSW, RSW has been a social worker for 28 years and is currently a field education coordinator and instructor a the School fo Social Work, MUN. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of practice settings in rural and urban areas of the province including Child Welfare, Corrections, Mental Health and Additions, Employee Assistance and the Housing and Homelessness sector. 


Friday, May 12, 2017 - 14:00 - 15:00

John Howard Society
Pennywell Road, St. John's

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 09:00 - 10:30

Murry's Pond
169 Water Street, St. John's

A shared vision to strengthen the employment collaboration as a cohesive sector with a unified voice

  • Enhancing the planning, problem-solving and sharing of expertise
  • Supporting a high level of networking and sharing of timely information across the employment sector
  • Facilitating a thriving community of practice that supports service excellence among career practitioner
  • Increasing the capacity for strategic learning through data collection, management, reporting and accountability
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:00 - 10:30

Murphy Centre, 320 Torbay Road
(Above Pipers), St. John's


Get connected, stay connected and mine the brain trust of your colleagues. This CoP (community of practice) for career practitioners is where you stay up to date, problem-solve and share resources. 

Register by messaging Elayne at or call 579-6606. We need to know if you are coming so we can be prepared.

What: These cafe sessions are facilitated networking session specific to the employment sector. We provide a menu of questions or conversation starters for small group discussions. Come grab a coffee while connecting with...