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

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

Empowering racialized men with multiple barriers such as substance abuse to get back into the labour market

Gain new skills and work experience to build the life you want in Canada. We take a harm reduction and supported employment approach to help racialized men facing multiple barriers restore their place in the labour market. With a focus on the warehousing, production and manufacturing industries, the S.A.H.A.R.A. (Substance Abuse Health and Recovery Awareness) program offers:

  • Participation allowance
  • 3 weeks of life skills and counselling workshops
  • 3 weeks of job readiness group workshops
  • Basic computer training
  • Occupational skills training (e.g., First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, Forklift)
  • 4-week paid work experience
  • One-on-one support and job shadowing
  • Bus tickets, workboots and work clothes if needed

Program Eligibility

Men with addictions who lack basic skills for employment who:
• Demonstrate commitment to recovery (30 days minimum)
• Are unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week
• Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
• May have less than a Grade 12 education or a criminal record
• May have health or mental health issues

The program is offered in English, with language support in Punjabi and Spanish.

S.A.H.A.R.A Program Start Dates

We have continuous intakes with program start dates as follows:  February 24, June 8 and September 21, 2020.

For more information about the S.A.H.A.R.A program, please call 604-597-0205 or email sahara@dcrs.ca.