Refer a Client to VSA

VSA is a free adult education course supporting individuals marginalized by poverty to determine their direction. VSA is offered in partnership with George Brown College. Ve’ahavta is a service provider of TESS and can be found on the POES system.

VSA is open to clients with a range of challenges that impact their ability to set and achieve goals related to education and employment (these include  mental health and substance use challenges and individuals who are in conflict with the law). VSA helps the client to identify barriers to achieving self-sufficiency and to establish realistic goals and a practical plan as to how to achieve them. Each client receives a vocational assessment and a report with recommendations as well as individualized support through one-on-one case management during and post-program. VSA case managers follows up with the caseworkers as needed. 

Please note: Clients need to be receiving OW to qualify for the program. 

You can easily refer your client to VSA. Fill out the form below and we will get back to you with information about the program and how to refer to it.


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Program Description

An innovative 12-month adult education program, VSA, in partnership with George Brown College, provides participants with practical skills and support to achieve their goals. Volunteer experts deliver workshops on a wide range of work and life skills topics, and students work weekly with a Ve’ahavta social worker to create individual goals and plans for success. Participants receive vocational assessments to build awareness of possible career paths and earn stipends to assist them in overcoming barriers to achieving their goals.

Success of the program is measured by three outcomes – enrolment in further education, employment or meaningful volunteer work. Our
success rate is consistently above 75%.

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