A Consortium Led By Fedcap Inc. Selected As Service System Manager For Employment Services In The Hamilton-Niagara Area

[HAMILTON, ON February 14, 2020] – Fedcap Inc., the lead of a consortium of local GTHA-based non-profits, has been selected to help people in Hamilton-Niagara catchment area on their journey towards sustainable employment. Fedcap Inc. is set to oversee the delivery of the Government of Ontario’s new, more locally-responsive, employment services as of April 1, 2020.

The new employment services system, funded by the Government of Ontario, will be focused on providing tailored support for unemployed people, including those with disabilities, on their journey towards employment and into sustainable work. Hamilton-Niagara is one of three prototype areas where the new employment services will begin. Peel and Muskoka-Kawarthas are the other two catchment areas.

In addition to being the lead of a group of local like-minded service delivery providers to drive the transformation and help more people into work, Fedcap Inc. brings a wealth of international experience leading similar changes to employment programs both in the US and the UK.

Fedcap Inc. is a member of The Fedcap Group, which is a growing global network of non-profit agencies dedicated to advancing the economic and social well-being of those with complex needs. Since 1935, The Fedcap Group has delivered high impact outcomes by reducing barriers to societal inclusion and improving financial wellbeing through employment, working with more than 320,000 people each year.

President of Fedcap Inc. Grant E. Collins II, said: “We’re delighted to be able to help support people back to work, or even into work for the first time in the Hamilton-Niagara area. However, this is just the start – we are extremely ambitious and will be enhancing local capacity and amplifying the good work and best practices already underway. Together, we will innovate and help to transform the lives of as many people as possible. Our aim is to spread the power of possible.”

Notes to Editors

• Fedcap Inc. heads up a consortium that includes four Toronto-based non-profits: the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW), Community Living Toronto (CLTO), Corbrook, and Operation Springboard who will assist with developing effective approaches and testing new ways of helping more succeed in sustainable employment. Chronicle Analytics will provide data analysis.

• Fedcap Inc. will oversee day to day operations in the Hamilton-Niagara catchment area with an aim to build capacity within existing local delivery partners.

• The Fedcap Group has more than 80 years’ experience developing innovative, sustainable solutions and creating measurable changes for those with complex needs.

• The Fedcap Group has tremendous results in breaking down barriers to societal inclusion and financial well-being working with more than 320,000 people each year.

• During the past ten years, The Fedcap Group has combined with 14 US-based organizations and expanded to UK where it currently manages similar contracts for the governments of England, Scotland, and Wales.