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Heather Sant
Executive Director

Heather Sant has provided strategic leadership and expertise to JobStart since 1997, originally as the Director, Programs and Services; and since 2006 as the Executive Director.  As the Executive Director, Heather is responsible for the successful leadership and management of JobStart according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors aligned with the JobStart vision, mission and values. Her impressive tenure in the Toronto non-profit Employment Sector for over 35 years has been invaluable to JobStart and to the sector.  Heather is know as an effective relationship builder.  She has developed long lasting relationships with representatives at all levels of government, United Way Toronto and York Region, and numerous community agencies and networks.

Diane Moore
Executive Assistant

Diane has held a number of administrative positions at JobStart, and has always shown commitment and pride in her role. Diane's administrative expertise has evolved with the agency over the past ten years, with the goal of becoming an Executive Assistant. She has successfully completed Humber College's Continuing Education Program and successfully graduated with her "Executive Assistant Certificate".

Jemima Sabapathy
Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives

With extensive experience in program innovation, project management and partnership development in the non-profit employment and training sector, Jemima has successfully guided the growth and development of employment, language and settlement programs, creating meaningful career advancing opportunities for Internationally Educated Professionals new to the Canadian labour market. Her expertise includes significant national and international leadership roles, and she has been recognized for her ability to build strong teams, develop successful service delivery models and strengthen relationships with diverse stakeholders. Jemima is well known for her insight and tenacity used to circumvent barriers and empower the clients she serves.

Tracy Houston
Director, Programs & Services

Tracy has been an employee of JobStart since 1994 holding progressive roles; originally as a Summer Student, and advancing to Employment Counsellor, Coordinator, Programs & Services, Manager, Programs & Services, and effective February 2016 as the Director, Programs and Services. She has provided leadership to a variety of employment programs such as Employment Ontario,  Youth Employment Fund, Summer Jobs Service and Job Connect. Tracy has successfully developed and implemented best practices for program delivery and has assisted in the planning and coordinating of activities designed to promote JobStart’s programs and services to employers and key stakeholders in the community. Tracy has been involved in many of JobStart’s collaborations and network groups including; the Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) Partnership, First Work, Youth Employment Partnership, Youth Advisory Committee, Etobicoke Youth Network and the LakeShore Youth Committee.  In 2014; Tracy was a successful graduate from CASIP’s Collaborative Leaders for a Collaborative Future  Leadership Training Program.

Louise De Roo
Director, Finance




Lake Shore Location >
2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West - Islington Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.


Dufferin Location >

219 Dufferin St. #1C - King St. W. & Dufferin St.


Chauncey Location >

41 Chauncey Ave - off Islington Ave.,   south of Bloor St. W.

 

Jun 14 - 2018
Come and say “Hi!” to JobStart’s staff at the "Give Me Liberty Street Party" on Thursday, June 14, 2018 between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, located on Fraser Avenue north of Liberty .
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Jun 04 - 2018
Check out this vlog created at our Tech Networking by a New Canadian, emphasizing the difference in job search between India and Canada and the importance of attending networking events.
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May 18 - 2018
Congratulations to our recent Capability Program Graduates! Our Capability program offers 8 weeks of pre-employment training and development workshops that include free First Aid & CPR certification followed by a 12 week paid work placement.
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May 11 - 2018
Humber College invited JobStart participating in the Transition to Work Job Fair (Employment Success for People with Disabilities). JobStart was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with current and graduating students to support their search for employment opportunities.

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May 04 - 2018
JobStart recently launched The Liberty Village IT Employment Hub.
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Apr 27 - 2018
Recently JobStart had the opportunity to connect with caseworkers at the new Lawrence Heights ODSP office during their meet and greet.
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Apr 16 - 2018
​JobStart is excited to have recently connected with the employment team at @HomesFirstTO, as we work towards ensuring the homeless people they serve across the city are job ready and employed.
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Oct 15 - 2017
​The Transitions for Youth (TFY) program is now intaking for our next session!
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Sep 15 - 2017
JobStart helps a single mother develop her skills so she can land a job, and lift her family out of poverty-CBC The National
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