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SAHARA Program for Men

SAHARA Employment Program for Men

Helping men with multiple barriers to find their place in the labour market

Gain new skills and work experience to build the life you want in Canada with our hybrid training. We take a supported employment approach to help men facing multiple barriers find their place in the labour market. The SAHARA program offers:

  • Tuition fee support
  • Individual and group workshops and one-to-one coaching (life and employability skills)
  • Free occupational skills training as needed
  • Individualized counselling as needed
  • Transportation allowance
  • Other wraparound supports as needed

Up to $1000 in completion bonuses!

Who’s eligible?

Racialized men who are unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week and are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons entitled to work in Canada. And may have experienced additional barriers to employment, including:

  • Health, anxiety, depression or addiction issues
  • Criminal record
  • Lack of basic education and skills to obtain employment

For more information about the SAHARA program, please call 604-547-1260 or email sahara@dcrs.ca.


Program eligibility

The following form must be completed in order to help our employment staff determine your eligibility status. Please try and include as much detail as possible. Questions? Please email sahara@dcrs.ca.

  • Program Eligibility Form

    Please fill out this form to help our employment staff determine your eligibility status. Please try and include as much detail as possible.
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