Employee Development


Learning Initiative Employment Assistance Program (LiEAP) 

Program description: This comprehensive employment assistance program assists individuals with disabilities, who have little or no labour force attachment to prepare for and obtain employment or self-employment, and to develop the skills necessary to find and maintain new employment.

Step 1: Classes and Job Coaching 

Duration: 6 weeks, 30 hours per week

Step 2: Paid Job Placement

Duration: 12 weeks, up to 35 hours per week


Who is eligible?

To participate, individuals must:

•self-identify as having a permanent physical or mental disability that restricts his or her ability to perform daily activities

•be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and federal legislation and regulations

•be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada

•not be eligible for assistance under Employment Insurance (EI) employment benefits or any similar programs that are the subject of agreements with provinces, territories, or organizations entered into pursuant to Section 63 of the EI Act (unless approved by a departmental official); and

•require assistance to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment


We are happy to announce that we will be running another session on March 19th, 2018. 

Registration is now OPEN.

Please call 705-673-8943 or e-mail info@learninginitiative.ca to register for an individualized information session and eligibility criteria.



Staff Training


For the past 21 years, Learning Initiative has been offering HR development to various businesses and organizations, primarily in the Sudbury Region. We have worked with such organizations as Cambrian College, City of Greater Sudbury, Falconbridge Extendicare, Freedom 55 Financial, Gatien-Braithwaite, Great West Life, Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Rainbow District School Board, Science North, Social Planning Council, Sudbury & District Health Unit and Women In Science and Engineering (W.I.S.E.). 

Our goal is to improve the well-being of people and their workplace. We work with staff to increase interpersonal effectiveness, resolve conflicts, develop vision, mission and strategic plans, identify core values, build teams and improve work delegation and efficiency. We offer group and individual sessions. 

Half and full day workshops are adapted or custom-designed to meet the individual needs of each organization. Groups of most any size can be accommodated. 

Personal and professional development leads to confident productive staff.

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    Our Staff

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    Dave Bimm, North Star Recreation
    LI Graduate 2005

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    Yoshi Kurogi, Café Petit Gateau
    LI Graduate 2012

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    Gilbert Roy, French River Springs
    LI Graduate 2003

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    Denis Gratton, Ten Point Archery
    LI Graduate 2011

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    Sheri Tomchick
    Plan A Health Care Staffing Solutions
    LI Graduate 2011

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    Sheri Tomchick
    Plan A Health Care Staffing Solutions
    LI Graduate 2011