After Algo Centre Mall Collapse: Ontario Funds Recovery of Businesses Starting July 9, 2012

After Algo Centre Mall Collapse: Ontario Funds Recovery of Businesses Starting July 9, 2012. Above, Elliot Lake City Hall.

After Algo Centre Mall Collapse: Ontario Funds Recovery of Businesses Starting July 9, 2012. Above, Elliot Lake City Hall.

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Ontario responded to the loss of jobs and businesses due to the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake by providing a fund of $264,050 in a community adjustment agreement which:

  • has been signed with the City of Elliot Lake to help develop and implement a long-term recovery plan for local retailers, service employers and their workers
  • involves an Adjustment Advisory Program (AAP) for the various affected community groups where many companies have closed:
    • to help them adjust to the effects of job loss
      •   Adjustment Advisory Program advisers help clients identify their needs and secure appropriate support, including:
        • career counselling
        • training
        • referral
        • job search skills training
      • Adjustment committees are established to ensure full employer and employee participation in the process
    • to help communities anticipate and manage labour market change
    • whereby community adjustment committees are made up of the various affected community groups:
      • to bring together services for laid-off workers
      • or to engage in community wide strategic planning
      • or start specific labour adjustment projects with local groups
  • is for one year, starting July 9, 2012

Contact Info

For the phone number and location of the apprenticeship office in your area:

  • Call the toll-free Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656
  • TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339

Please click here for more info on community adjustment agreements.

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

NEWS RELEASE

Helping Elliot Lake Retailers And Workers Rebuild

July 10, 2012

McGuinty Government Helping Retail And Service Workers

Ontario is helping local retailers and workers in Elliot Lake rebuild their businesses after the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall.

A community adjustment agreement has been signed with the City of Elliot Lake to help develop and implement a long-term recovery plan for local retailers, service employers and their workers.

This is just one of many steps the McGuinty government is undertaking to help the people of Elliot Lake move forward.

QUOTES

“Our government is helping the citizens of Elliot Lake move forward. With this funding, retailers impacted by the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall can start to rebuild their businesses and workers consider their next step. ”

 – Glen Murray
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“Working together with the Ontario government, we’ll help employers and workers who lost their places of work because of the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall rebuild.”

 – Rick Hamilton
Mayor, Elliot Lake

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has approved a Community Adjustment Agreement with the City of Elliot Lake for one year, starting July 9, 2012.
  • The Agreement with the City is for $264,050.
  • Community Adjustment occurs in situations where a larger work place closes, or when layoffs have broader, more adverse effects on a local economy.

CONTACTS

  • Alvin Tedjo
    Minister’s Office
    416 326-2823
    Alvin.Tedjo@ontario.ca
  • Public inquiries
    416-325-2929 or
    1-800-387-5514
  • TTY
    1-800-268-7095

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
ontario.ca/postsecondary

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