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Employment Program

Work makes wellness. 1 in 4 Calgarians will struggle with a mental illness at some point in their life. Mental illness, often exacerbates issues around finding and maintaining employment. We work to break this cycle by providing support for members within our organization, but we need your help.

You can help our members build and strengthen valuable job skills and maintain a strong work ethic. In doing so you will help empower members to be successful.

Working with businesses like yours, we can help hundreds or even thousands return to work. All we need is for your business to open its doors to someone who wants to work and be a productive, valuable member of your team!

Our employment program offers tremendous benefits not only to our Clubhouse members, but to your business as well. We ensure that the Clubhouse member that fills your available position is at least as competent and capable as someone you would find through other means. They are stable, motivated people that are actively seeking to regain their employability and return to society.

We help train our members – at no cost to you – to fill your available opportunities.

More than anything else, our members want to work: they are eager to regain their place in the workforce. How might a motivated, enthusiastic team member benefit your business?

The employment program is anchored around part-time entry-level positions, usually between six and nine months in length, that offer between 12 to 20 working hours per week. If you have a full-time position (37.5 – 40 hours per week) that can be split into two part-time positions, this would satisfy the employment needs of two members.

Employer Benefits

  • No recruitment costs

  • No absenteeism – positions always supported & filled as needed

  • Members are eager and motivated to work

  • No training costs

  • No turnover

Your business works directly with us. When we have a clear understanding of the role, the skills it requires, and the type of person you’re looking for, we will select a member that appropriately meets the position’s criteria. Staff at Potential Place check in regularly with the employer and the member to help ensure that everyone’s expectations are met or exceeded.

Member Benefits

  • Access to part-time positions

  • Gain new skills and work experience

  • Earn their own income


Calgary Foundation supporter

We would like to thank the Calgary Foundation and their Community Grant Program! 

We have been awarded a grant for $44,715 that has greatly assisted Potential Place’s Transitional, Supported and Independent Employment Unit.

Employment Partners

staples employment sponsor
aurora holdings inc. employment sponsor
employment sponsor oeb
employment sponsor minuteman press
employment sponsor namo cafe bistro
5 Ave SW Calgary Location
employment sponsor simon house recovery centre

3-Steps to Transitional Employment

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