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COSTI Virtual Wrap-Around Program

COSTI Virtual Wrap-Around Program

COSTI’s virtual 8-week Wrap-around Program was designed for Ontario Works (OW) participants that are impacted by COVID-19 and are currently facing multiple hardships and life stabilization issues due to the pandemic.  To be eligible, participants must be on Ontario Works, and have access to: internet/wifi, computer/ tablet or Smart phone.  The program offers personalized goals and action planning, one-on-one life Skills counselling, structural workshops activities in a virtual supportive small group environment.  In addition, participants will have access to various resources, programs & services, educational/skills training and pre-employment preparation that will contribute to increasing self-confidence, resilience and self-reliance.

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Services Available

Program intake comprise an individualized in-depth assessment to determine suitability, identify and record current needs and stabilization hardships brought on due to the pandemic.  The Program is delivered via Zoom, emails and telephone, one-on-one and in small group sessions. Structured workshops topics covered include:

  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Self-esteem & Confidence Building
  • Motivation
  • Stress Management
  • Health & Wellbeing: handling issues of Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health.
  • Guest Speakers will present on: Money Management; Health/Nutrition, Money Management, aspects of Communication and much more. 

In addition, participants will acquire a greater awareness and understanding of community supports available during the pandemic; receive help to address life skills, mental, physical and emotional needs.  As well, participants will improve peer networking skills, access education and or pre-employment preparation / skills training that will facilitate self-reliant.


Who is Eligible

Ontario Works recipients.  To become involved in the program all participants must be referred by his/her Ontario Works, Case Worker. 


8 weeks program

This Program is Located at:

Employment Services, Toronto
2301 Keele Street, Suite 102
Toronto, ON M6M 3Z9
Phone: 416.789.7925 |

Related Resources

View Workshop Calendars

2021 Program dates and flyer

2021 Program Dates: May 3 — June 25,  August 2 — September 24  and October 4 —November 26. Download flyer here