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Project SEARCH – Helping students prepare for the workforce

Project SEARCH – Helping students prepare for the workforce

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Health Sciences North is proud to join hands with the Rainbow District School Board, March of Dimes Canada and the City of Greater Sudbury to bring Project SEARCH to Sudbury. 


Project SEARCH is a ten-month internship program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This mutually beneficial work-transition program is designed for individuals wanting to gain job skills for competitive employment.


The target is total workplace immersion that will facilitate the teaching of real-world marketable skills for the interns. Their learning will simultaneously support their work at HSN and provide access to a new and diverse hiring pool.


“Everyone at HSN and HSNRI takes great pride in our organization being a place of learning. Project SEARCH is an initiative that challenges outdated barriers and aims to help create a more inclusive society and we are proud to be part of this partnership,” says Dominic Giroux, President and CEO of Health Sciences North.


“This September, we are welcoming our first Project SEARCH cohort with ten interns who are living with disabilities joining our teams in Pharmacy, Building Services, Food Services, and Laboratory, and other areas. Their support will contribute greatly to our hospital and it will be a privilege to help them develop the skills and confidence they need to thrive and build their futures.”