The Port Cares Division, also known as PC Works offers residents of all ages the opportunity to meet with a knowledgeable and experienced employment counsellor to assist with one on one career coaching.
We can help with resume writing, interview skills and all aspects of the job search. We also offer computer skills training, upgrading and works shops. Training such as Safety, WHMIS, Fork Lift, Smart Serve, First Aid and other training opportunities are offered onsite here at Port Cares.
We would like to share a good news story about Mr. Bell who worked with Julia Norris, one of our Employment Counsellors. We thank him for sharing his story with us.
“Overall, the whole office was helpful. In the computer room tracking down addresses and phone numbers, copying resumes and just plain helping folks out that aren’t really that good with computers. I would also like to mention that over the past number of years I’ve used the various different services available at the Port Cares office and always had good results.”
At Port Cares we recognize that there may be times when some of us need help to full-fill our personal and career goals when it comes to education.
Do you want to finish your High School Diploma, pursue a College or University education, or learn basic Computer skills? If yes, our Learning Centre Team can help you get on the right path to realizing your goals. We offer personalized, confidential assistance, and you can work at your own pace at no cost to you.
May be you are like Emily, who is pursuing her dream of finishing her High School Diploma by participating in upgrading classes right here at Port Cares. We thank Emily for sharing her story.
Of her experience with Louise MacIntyre from the Learning Centre Team she writes: “I would like to thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for me throughout my school process. You’ve helped me not only to make the first steps in changing my life, but have also given me more confidence in doing so. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor through this process. You are truly amazing.”
Give us a call at 905-834-3629 ext.241 or visit us at 92 Charlotte Street and we will work with you to help you reach your goals.
Our Community Garden is a wonderful teaching garden located on Davis Street in Port Colborne where fun and practical workshops about alternative gardening methods are offered to everyone of all ages. We offer hands on opportunities for families to grow their own food, cook it and share it at a family meal on Tuesday at 11 am in our nearby community kitchen. Family Meal
Children as young a preschoolers are learning about their environment in our garden. We also offer cooking circles on Monday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm after school. Our farm to table cooking circles use fresh food grown by the children in their own plots in this multi use garden. Youth in the Kitchen Kids in the Kitchen
We encourage you to come and share a meal at our Reach Out Centre with fresh food that has grown in our community garden. Or simply come for the rest in our peaceful garden and healing circle. Contact Brian at 905-835-1914 for more information on how you can join in and grow your own vegetables.
Do you need help and don’t know where to turn? We here at Port Cares can assist you in so many different ways……….please drop by our 92 Charlotte Street location or call 905-834-3629 for confidential and caring support by a member our Client Services team. our services
Did you know that here at Port Cares we offer a full range of confidential and supportive advocacy and referral services to people in need? We offer crisis intervention and outreach, referrals to mental health and addiction counselling, access to legal professionals, assistance with housing and emergency relief for utility payments.
At Port Cares if you are in crisis or in need we will take care of you.
Please contact us at 905-834-3629 or drop by our 92 Charlotte Street location in Port Colborne for support.
Did you know that Port Cares offers a Youth Justice program for young adults and their parents in our community?
The NYJC is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth, 12-17 years-old, who have committed minor offenses. The NYJC serves the entire Niagara region and accepts referrals from Police and Crown Attorneys. Call 905-834-3629 ext.242 to learn more.
Ontario Early Years centers provide a one- stop opportunity for pre and postnatal supports, parenting resources and programs, playgroups, as well as linkages to community resources.
We have strong relationships with Niagara Region Public Health, Strive, YMCA to name a few community partners.
Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centers are a place to build something meaningful for the service of the family and are open to all parents and children (age 0-6). Visit us at 92 Charlotte Street in Port Colborne or call 905-834-9071 for more information.
Did you know that our Food Bank is open to all residents of our community in demonstrated need? We have served over 494 individuals on average every month so far this year and we gave out an average of 14,800 pounds of food per month! We are here to help you with food, clothing, counselling, access to other services and much more!
Our Food Bank is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Visit us at 61 Nickel Street in Port Colborne to learn more or call us at 905-835-1914.