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Common Assessment Process

Common Assessment Process Training

This training is offered in partnership with the Employment Sector Council.

CAP provides a consistent, employment planning and interview format that spans community partners, resulting in a more coordinated, professional approach to the employment planning process.

Goal of Training

To equip practitioners with a standardized model for building collaborative, client information-gathering and action planning sessions.


What You Learn

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired new skills and approaches to:

  • provide the community with a common approach to assessing clients
  • standardize how agencies provide assessment
  • enhance professionalism and consistency in the community and build trust along with partnerships
  • reduce duplication of time/effort
  • assess needs of clients in a consistent manner, no matter where they enter the system
  • make referrals that will be appropriate to the client’s needs
  • ensure that each client completes a goal-oriented action plan with clear outcomes and time frames
  • clearly monitor client progress. facilitate the case management process

What to Expect

This course takes place over over 2 full days (9am – 5pm). Total hours for pre-, post and classroom learning will be a minimum of 10 hours. Specific activities will include :

  • roughly 1-2 hours of pre-reading materials
  • lecture style presentations using PowerPoint presentations
  • large and small group discussions
  • in-class quiz
  • in-class final exam

Since 1996, close to 2000 employment professionals have been trained in CAP, representing employment and training agencies, First Nations communities, educational institutions, health care providers, provincial and municipal social service deliverers, and Action Centres. This diversity of practitioners is evidence of the adaptability of the CAP model to a range of interests.


Individual Registration

per participant

Open classes are offered in Toronto on a quarterly basis and upon request across the province. Click HERE for upcoming sessions.

Hosted Classes

maximum of 15 participants

Hosted classes are offered upon request, anywhere in the province. Click HERE to contact us about bringing a hosted class to your area.

These fees include:

  • pre-reading materials (provided in soft copy to participants 10 business days in advance of training)
  • delivery of face-to-face, on-site training
  • course handouts
  • test materials (i.e., quizzes, exam)
  • grading

Pricing does not include any catering costs. Travel and accommodation costs for the facilitator are also billed (on a cost recovery basis) separately.