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Ontario Works - Learning, Earning And Parenting, (LEAP) Program
LEAP is a program provided to parents between the ages of 16 and 21 and their children and provides a range of supports to help parents complete high school, enhance their parenting skills, and prepare them to enter the workforce. There are three elements involved in the LEAP program.
LEARNING: The learning element of LEAP promotes high school graduation by requiring participants to regularly attend an educational program that ultimately leads to a high school diploma. Higher education leads to better paying jobs and more employment opportunities in the labour market.
EARNING: Participants in the LEAP program are encouraged to enter into school co-op programs that allow for on the job training as well as part time or summer employment that provides a little income relief.
PARENTING: The parenting and child development element of LEAP promotes children’s growth and development by supporting parents to become more effective caregivers and educators. Please ask your worker for a list of all available parenting programs and choose the program that best suits you and your child.
In addition, young parents involved in the LEAP program may be entitled to:
- Financial assistance with school activities
- Planned parenting activities
- Subsidized child care
- Transportation cost assistance
- A $500 incentive upon graduation
We are excited to announce that construction of the Gateway Roundabout at the Sunset Drive and Wellington Road intersection will be starting the week of March 27th with completion by the end of June.
Effective March 21, 2017 the Community Recycling Centre will be returning to its full time operating hours. The site will be open Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Household hazardous waste is accepted on Saturdays only.
For more information on accepted waste types and associated costs, please visit the Community Recycling Centre page.
The First Avenue Widening project between Talbot Street and Steele Street will start the week of March 13 and be completed in June.
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