The Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (ONESTEP) is a province-wide umbrella organization for the community-based training and employment sector. More than 450 programs are provided by our member agencies, with over 250,000 clients served each year under the Employment Ontario, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and Service Canada programs for youth and persons with disabilities. Employment Services include: career and personal counselling; literacy, ESL and numeracy programs; job-finding clubs; computer courses; sector-specific training (finances, tourism, health +care) and job placement. Many of our members also provide a range of settlement services and social enterprise businesses.
Since its incorporation in 1987, ONESTEP has been governed by a volunteer board of directors drawn from member agencies. More recently, Ex Officio, Non-voting, directors were added to broaden the board’s expertise and skill assets. ONESTEP is a not-for-profit organization with registered charitable status, and a proud founder and member of the Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET) and the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD).
ONESTEP provides support to the sector in three focal capacity-building disciplines: organizational, career and resource and employer solutions. We advocate and consult with government on issues that concern our members, ensuring their voices are heard. We are committed to the continued development of the career and employment sector.
See our History for examples of ONESTEP achievements over the years.