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At Work/Au travail project

Whether you’re looking for employment or employees, At Work can help!

At CMHA NS, we know that working has significantly more value than a paycheck. The opportunity to find and maintain safe, sustainable employment has been shown to help stabilize people living with or experiencing a range of mental health conditions. Employment also promotes growth and stability and provides daily structure and meaningful experiences.

The At Work program connects Nova Scotians living with a mental illness, mental health challenges or substance use disorder who are unemployed or under-employed to workplaces that match their strengths, skills, and needs as a way to build resilience and bring experienced employees to workplaces.

At Work is a national program delivered by the Canadian Mental Health Association in communities across Canada, including Nova Scotia.

This free program is available to any Nova Scotian over the age of sixteen who is:

Mental illness shouldn’t be a barrier to employment.

For Clients:

For Employers:

Our approach: Supports through At Work|Au travail are based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, a recognized industry best practice for employment support of individuals experiencing mental illness. IPS includes eight core principles:

Background: People with mental illness can, should and often need to work. The social costs of the unemployment and underemployment of people living with mental illness are incalculable: deteriorated health, additional health care costs, financial struggle for families, among many others. Additionally, work gives a source of purpose and allows us to contribute to our families and society. Sustained employment is an incredibly important factor for recovery.

Download the At-Work Brochure

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To learn more, contact:

Tracy Hiltz, Provincial Lead At Work program, CMHA NS Division

Email: [email protected] | Direct Line: 902.517.2430

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