Spark Employment Services, previously named Sudbury Vocational Resource Centre (SVRC) was established in 1986 to respond to restructuring that was taking place in the mining industry. SVRC rebranded to Spark Employment Services in 2019.
The initiative was called Project 25-44 and was designed to re-integrate males receiving social assistance back into the labour force. As a result of this highly successful program, the organization expanded to provide services in partnership with Federal, Provincial and Regional governments.
SVRC, now Spark Employment Services incorporated in 1986 and has charitable status. Charitable # 128101615RR0001.
The organization has a Board of Directors that is highly committed to maintaining a productive, warm and friendly environment where employment and training information can be obtained.
The Board of Directors, established the organization's mandate:
- to provide a resource centre to assist unemployed clients to secure employment
- to provide employment counselling and referral to other services and programs
- to network on issues regarding literacy/numeracy
- to provide literacy/numeracy to clients to ensure that the utilization of community programs, services and resources are available to the unemployed
- to enhance their employability
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"It is overwhelmingly exciting to be part of a team that is devoted to creating a safe space for all and work diligently to support people in achieving their goals. We are all motivated to continually seek innovative ways to provide inclusive, effective and high-end services."
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"We pride ourselves in offering excellent client services."
Training & Skills Development Manager
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"If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you."
Jessica Suban Hamilton
Organizational Change Manager
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"Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep one foot on first."
Marketing and Communication Intern
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"Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, other make it happen. Spark just makes it easier."
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"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. At Spark Employment Services we will work with you every step of the way and help you to not only meet but exceed your goals."
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"It is exciting to be part of the Spark family. Together we enjoy many things like organized activities however we are most committed to helping clients achieve their dream!"
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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
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"Beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
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"The wisest mind has something yet to learn."
Job Development Specialist
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"I truly believe that dreams do not become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work. What I love about working at Spark Employment Services is everyone that comes through our center are heard and respected; and if I can help make a difference in someone’s life then I’m happy!!"
Job Development Specialist
Phone: 7056712544 ext. 231
"Personal and professional growth equals empowerment!"
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"I believe that everyone has a purpose in life and unique talents that can be used to find a career that is rewarding! Maintain a positive focus, concentrate on your successes and never stop working on the steps needed to take to you to your goals."
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"At Spark Employment Services, I enjoy the fast pace of decision & action taken to provide immediate available resources for clients!"
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"Working with an experienced Employment Counsellor is… a great career move."
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"Spark Employment Services is a great place to access services and to work. All our staff seek to meet people’s needs and to serve our community."
Board of Directors
"I encourage anyone who is unemployed or underemployed to seek advice and assistance from our highly committed and talented staff. Follow your passion and continue to learn every day to stay relevant in a changing job market."
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
"I am thrilled to be a Board member and support the organization’s vision towards teamwork, stability and making a difference. It is exciting to be part of an agency that is thriving for change and creating positive future plans. It’s heartwarming to know all clients benefit from our services, short time or long term."
"The staff at Spark Employment Services are passionate about their work and are truly committed to delivering client centered services. It is their mission to support everyone on their journey to finding meaningful employment opportunities."
"I hope that when clients leave Spark Employment Services, they have had a positive experience and were able to have more tools in their toolbox than they had when they entered our doors. "Be open to new experiences"
"It is a pleasure to support an organization that is constantly seeking opportunities to evolve and grow with the times!"