Good Foot Forward Employment & Training Program

Applications are now open for our first cohort, starting May 1. Read more about the program below.

The Good Foot Forward Employment & Training Program offers a hybrid learning opportunity for neurodivergent individuals interested in gaining employable skills and work experience. Participants will learn and engage in an inclusive, supportive environment over the course of our 9 month program. 

The Employment & Training Program is free and consists of two phases to learn and build upon the knowledge, tangible skills and independence needed for job readiness.

At a Glance

We offer this program twice per year at no cost

Open availability Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm, required for first 6 months (Phase 1)

Open availability Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, required for 3 months (Phase 2)

Small groups of 4-6 participants for a tailored learning experience

Participants will receive an hourly wage of $15.75/hour in Phase 1

Participants will be paid for their work during their assigned Job Placement in Phase 2

Phase 1

Interactive In-Class Learning Sessions
Courier Job Shadowing
1:1 Support & Employment Coaching

In Phase 1, the participant will attend In-Class Learning Sessions once a week, in a small group setting for 27 weeks.* Concurrently throughout Phase 1, participants will be matched with one of our Training Facilitators to Job Shadow as a Courier once a week. In Phase 1, participants are paid an hourly wage of $15.75/hour for the duration of their weekly training. 

Our interactive in-class curriculum will touch upon key skills of the workplace such as Communication, Professionalism, Digital Competency, Mental Wellness and Seeking & Retaining Employment by way of presentation slides, small group activities, independent learning and guest speakers. Applying the knowledge gained from In-Class Learning Sessions, participants will have a chance to apply these transferable skills through weekly Job Shadowing as a Good Foot Courier. 

The third component of Phase 1 will incorporate 1:1 Support & Employment Coaching meetings. These individualized sessions will focus on building life and employment skills, self-advocacy, assistance with program areas of struggle, goal setting, career ideas and skill strengths. 

*The 27 weeks of Phase 1 includes 1 break week halfway through. Additional days off may apply depending on the Stat/Provincial Holidays during the calendar year.

Phase 2

3-month External Job Placement
1:1 Support & Employment Coaching

In Phase 2, the final stage of the program, the participant transitions to hands-on work experience in a 3-month external Job Placement. Matched with a local business, the participant will have the opportunity to implement the credentials learned from Phase 1 while gaining additional skills for future employment. Participants will be paid for their work during this stage.

Please note that Good Foot Forward is an Employment & Training Program and does not guarantee permanent employment within the organization or external job placement upon completion. 

Want to apply to the Good Foot Forward Employment & Training Program? Click here to apply!

Have any questions about Good Foot Forward? Email us at