Overcoming financial barriers to employment goals.
In today’s job market, some employers require that employees provide certificates, background checks and necessary equipment prior to starting work (such as first aid, safety training, criminal background check and certified safety wear). Such extra costs can be a significant barrier to employment for some. The James Bartlett Fund gives us the ability to help these clients when other funding options are not available.
Who was James Bartlett, and how was J.B. Fund established?
James Bartlett was a specialized employment counsellor at TEAM Work Cooperative from 2002 to 2007 that passed away due to health issues. He was passionate about advocating for clients who didn’t meet the criteria for funding, so he started an employment support fund of his own to help bridge the gap. James wanted to ensure people didn’t lose out on job opportunities when they were so close to reaching their goals.
In memory of James and his idea, the Kin Club Halifax presented TEAM Work with the first donation to the James Bartlett Fund in June 2007. We continue to administer this fund guided by James’ original intention.
How the J.B. Fund helps our community members:
- Training & Tuition Support
- Work Clothes & Boots
- Support Payment (e.g. Bills & Rent)
- Technology Support
- Grocery Cards
To make a donation or get more information, please contact Tyler at TField@teamworkbridge.org
TWC is actively collecting donations, and 100% of funds go directly to clients. A charitable tax receipt will be provided.