Success 20

The Success 20 program was developed to help participants address and overcome their barriers to sustainable employment. This 20 day program takes a two part approach: employability workshops and an independent work or skill-building project.

The workshop component is informal and discussion-based. Clients are encouraged to draw from experience and to self-identify their strengths and barriers. There is an underlying theme of group cooperation and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the month.

Workshop topics may include:

  • Confidence Building
  • Communication
  • Stress Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Teamwork
  • Resume building and Interview Skills

The independent work or skill building component gives clients an opportunity to develop transferable skills, including: computer use, research, writing, presentations, critical thinking, customer service, and of course, the importance of maintaining a commitment to a self-directed project from beginning to end. Skills are developed through a chosen work project. This allows for a more individualized approach and gives participants a chance to develop skills applicable to their chosen direction.

Participant Criteria

  • Recipient of ESIA
  • Any age
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Identified by case worker as being an individual who will benefit from the program

Success 20 Participant Testimonials

I leave the program with something I haven’t had in a long time-hope. I’ve learned that I have a great deal to offer an employer and that I deserve to aim for more in life that simply a job to pay the bills.

Success 20 is the best course I have ever taken. It touches on very important issues in the work force today, such as self esteem, what employers are looking for, making an effective resume as well as goal setting and values within society. I think that this course will benefit any one who takes it, because I saw first hand the growth and progress I have made, as well as my peers.

Success 20 has been instrumental in giving me the confidence and tools to know myself worth and see my place as a productive member of society.  I am walking away more confident, and hopeful of my future than I had ever been in my life up to this point. This program is valuable beyond compare, as it provides an encouraging environment and I’ve never felt so valued and respected. I thank them for their time and effort, respect and encouragement.



How Do I Get Involved?

If an individual is already associated with a case management agency, then they can speak directly to their case manager about referral to Success 20.

If an individual is not already case managed, but wishes to participate in a particular program, they can contact reachAbility anytime for contact numbers for a case management agencies or questions regarding the referral process.

The Success 20 program is primarily open to recipients of ESIA. If you are an IA or ESIA worker or Job Developer and you are interested in referring a client to the program, simply fill out the Success 20 referral form and e-mail or fax it to our office.

There are limited spaces available to individuals who are not recipients of ESIA. If you are a case manager and you are interested in referring a client who is not associated with Department of Community Service, please contact us for details.

For more information about  Success 20, please contact or call us at (902) 429-5878.

Specific accommodation(s) available upon request.

Application form

You have two options to fill out the referral form. You can either fill it out online, or download it to e-mail or fax it back to us. If you choose to download, please right click on “WORD,” and click on “Save As.”

Fill out the referral form online here: [ONLINE FORM]

Download the referral form here: [WORD]