Horizons Work Experience Program

Providing Personal & Professional Development

Horizons is Easter Seals NL’s work experience program for youth who face barriers to employment. Participants take part in four weeks of skills training and certifications, then one day a week of classes and workshops for the remainder of the 9-month program. They receive a stipend at the minimum wage rate for their time in skills training and classes.


We are currently accepting applications and referrals for participants in our Horizons program. The next intake is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 18, 2021, and run until Friday, June 24, 2022.

The goal of Horizons is to help young adults find meaningful employment. Horizons staff guide participants to find a work placement, and offer support all along the way.

Eligibility requirements for participants:

– between 15 and 30 years of age
– in need of assistance to overcome barriers to employment
– not in school
– a Canadian citizen
– legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and regulations
– not in receipt of EI benefits

Priority is given to participants who self-identify as having a disability.

For more information, click here.

For a copy of the application, click here.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Matt Pike ([email protected]) or Petra Chaffey-Johnson ([email protected]) by email or by calling (709) 754-1399.

Horizons is funded in partnership with Service Canada and Royal Bank of Canada.

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If you would like more information on Horizons, please contact our Horizons Coordinator at 754-1399 ext 232 or our Horizons Assistant at ext 224.

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