DREN Celebration and Wrap Up
- Monday, March 5th 2018
The Durham Region Employment Network
Cordially invites you to join us as we commemorate our many years of hard work and success at our 25th Anniversary and Wrap-Up Celebration.
Please join us for a celebration on Monday, March 19, 2018 from
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon Street, Whitby.
A short formal presentation will take place at approximately 4:00 pm.
This will include an update from Durham Workforce Authority on an Ontario Labour Market Partnership Grant to continue DREN’s work with further research, marketing, and videos focused on persons with disabilities with employment goals.
Light refreshments served.
Although this is a celebration of 25 years of successful partnerships, we are also saying goodbye as our doors close forever on Friday, March 9th.
DREN in Final Wind Down
- Monday, February 12th 2018
As announced last summer, the Durham Region Employment Network (DREN), no longer has funding to continue as a corporation and we will be closing the office and wrapping up the organization at the end of the fiscal year – March 31, 2018.
The Board of Directors are working through the process to dissolve the organization.
Diana Fletcher, DREN Program Manager, will remain with DREN until March 9, 2018, at which time the DREN office at 60 Bond Street will close. This will include phone and email access.
We are providing the network and community with this update in preparation for the closure. Feel free to reach out and ask questions prior to March 9.
Also stay tuned for additional updates. DREN may have some items to donate. The Job Developers Network will carry on with information on future meetings forthcoming.
It has been an amazing 25 years – thank you to our network and community for your support of DREN initiatives. Our sincere appreciation also goes out to the Canadian Mental Health Association, for their partnership with our office location.
DREN Networking in Action
- Monday, September 18th 2017
DREN is a valuable first-point of inquiry to job seekers, employers, employment services and the Durham community.
Here is a quick snapshot of DREN's information and referrals from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017 Source: DREN AGM September 15, 2017
Job Leads: 16,150 - Sources: employer job postings, job developer meetings, network postings, website postings
Employment Service Referrals: 2,513 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, social media inquiries, website
Employer Leads: 426 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, social media inquiries, job developer meetings
Upgrading/Literacy Referrals: 306 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, website
Accessibility and Community Resource Referrals: 300 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, website
We Listened. We Heard. We Delivered
- Friday, September 22nd 2017
DREN led the development of a Community Roadmap for youth with barriers to employment with great community partners and over 100 volunteer participants
- Lisa Yassein Chairperson DREN, Donna McAllister Executive Director DREN, Jennifer French MPP of Oshawa, Chris Chris Bovie Ontario Shores and Mayor of Oshawa John Henry
Check out our Community Roadmap for Youth with Barriers project page http://www.dren.org/news/community-roadmap-to-employment
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.