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Job Quest: Opening Doors to Employment

Job Quest is an employment program that offers specialized supports and services. We help people who have a disability or other impairment to find and keep a good job.


We can help you if:

  • You have a disability or other impairment that interferes with your ability to find or keep a job or you are on social assistance.
  • You are ready and willing to prepare for work.
  • You are 16 years of age or older.
  • You live in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, Beaverton, Cannington, or Brechin.


We can also help if:

  • You have difficulty expressing yourself, communicating with others, reading and writing, following instructions, completing tasks, solving problems and/or doing more than one thing at a time.
  • You experience chronic stress, anxiety and / or depression.
  • You live with chronic pain or illness.
  • You have visual, hearing or other physical impairments.
  • You need extra time to do a good job.

Application for Job Quest eligibility

Verification of Disability/Impairment Form

“In the past I found jobs through word of mouth - I didn't know much else about finding employment. Through Job Quest, I gained knowledge, confidence and learned about what is out there. I know that Job Quest will continue to be there for me.”

Darren, a client of Job Quest


Job Quest awards & praise



Trouble with strong stressful and worrisome feelings.
Chronic pain or illness
Chronic means "always there." Chronic pain is pain that you are feeling all, or almost all, of the time. Chronic illness is an illness that you have to live with all of your life and that will not go away, although it might be manageable through lifestyle changes.
Chronic stress
Ongoing feelings of discomfort, upset or nervousness.
Stress or anxiety that is so bad that you feel sad and low all of the time and have trouble feeling happy, seeing good things around you or enjoying activities that you used to enjoy.
Disability or other impairment
We can help people with:
Physical disability (of the body)
Cognitive disability (of thinking)
Learning disability (trouble learning)
Developmental disability (of the intellect)
Psychiatric disability (of the brain)
Attention Deficit Disorders (trouble focusing on one task)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (trouble focusing on one task and trouble staying calm)
Anxiety disorders (trouble with strong, stressful and worrisome feelings)
Employment program
An employment program provides services to help people looking for work to get ready for and find a job.
Specialized Supports and Services
An employment program provides specialized supports and services when it helps a specific group of people. In this case, the specific group of people helped by Job Quest are those who have disabilities or other impairments that can make it difficult to find or keep a job.