Portage’s Employment Reintegration Centre in Québec City
In 1986, Portage launched a non-residential employment reintegration program in Québec City to help those who have had problems with drugs, alcohol, and gambling to reintegrate into society and to find meaningful employment. The program is based on the therapeutic community model
with a group dynamic based on positive peer support. The program helps clients with social reintegration by providing them with the support and tools they need to further develop and maintain the personal and social competencies they have learned in drug rehabilitation therapy.
To help and support individuals who have had problems with drug, alcohol, or gambling addiction to secure employment and become active members of society. Interventions focus on identifying and developing personal, social, and professional skills.
- Employment reintegration program
- Open to individuals who have had problems with gambling, alcohol, or drug addiction
- Career counseling services: work or studies
- Job placement and retention assistance
Participants are given personalised guidance and support, empowering them to make satisfying and realistic professional choices:
- Admission and evaluation of needs
- Self-discovery workshop
- Professional skills development
- Introduction to computers
- Job search assistance
- Placement and follow-up to promote job retention
- Support groups
Local Partnerships and Community Impacts
An integrated, complimentary network of partners has been established through the various partnerships that the Portage Employment Reintegration Centre has developed over the years with other addiction service providers. These partnerships ensure a continuum of services for participants.
The Portage Employment Reintegration Program works in close partnership with local employment centres and employability development services in the Greater Québec City area. Staff members from the centre participate in many roundtables on relevant issues in order to ensure that participants’ needs are properly represented.
Employment Reintegration Centre - Quick Facts
The AcCES (Actions Concertées pour favoriser l’Engagement Socioprofessionnel) Program helps16 to 30 year olds who have had problems with drugs and/or alcohol learn how to integrate the workforce and maintain a job.
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