S.A.H.A.R.A. Employment Program for Men


S.A.H.A.R.A. Employment Program for Men

Gain new skills and work experience to build the life you want in Canada with this online training.

We take a supported employment approach to help men facing multiple barriers find their place in the labour market. The S.A.H.A.R.A. program allows you to earn while you learn and offers:

  • 6 weeks of paid online workshops – combined psych-education and job readiness skills. Participants are paid maximum $250/week – based on workshop attendance
  • Individualized Support, 1 on 1 counselling with a qualified clinical counsellor, if needed
  • Short-term occupational skills training (Forklift, Computer Skills training, First Aid/CPR, etc.)
  • Paid work experience (P/T or F/T) up to a maximum of 120 hours, with support from an employment specialist
  • Tuition Fee Support
  • $250 bonus for completing three months of employment or post-secondary education

Program Eligibility

  •  Primarily racialized Men who are unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Minimum English Level 4 (workshops are delivered in English)
  • With 1 or more barriers to employment such as:
    • Health, anxiety, depression or addiction issues
    • A criminal record
    • Lack of basic education and skills to obtain employment
    • Lack of Canadian work experience

IT requirements:

  • Access to internet or WiFi
  • Smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Able to participate via Zoom and MS Teams
  • Quiet space to participate in workshops Mon – Thurs, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Program Schedule

  • September 27-Nov 5 (6 weeks of structured workshops)

For more information about the program, or the new S.A.H.A.R.A session beginning September 27, please visit www.dcrs.ca/SAHARA, or contact Nazia Kakar at nkakar@dcrs.ca

Event Details


  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021, 9:00 am
  • Phone: 604-597-0205
  • Email: dcrs.ca/SAHARA