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Mike Bennett

Owner, Job Development

MikeMike Bennett has been actively involved in supporting persons with disabilities in the Peel/Halton/Dufferin region since 1993. He has played a key role in the development of employment programs in the region and is particularly dedicated to helping clients to obtain and maintain lasting and meaningful employment.

Mike’s projects have included delivering group and individual life skills training and job coaching assistance for clients and the development of innovative job search programs, such as employer focus groups and local job fairs. He has partnered with many local employers to match their recruitment goals with his clients’ strengths and is focused on developing lasting relationships both with clients and with employers.

Over the past three years Mike has been a leader in the education and training of both seasoned and new job developers.

Mike possesses keen insight into what it takes to reduce barriers to employment and works with clients and employers to ensure they are overcome. With a high level of determination, Mike works tirelessly to maximize the clients’ chances for success and to ensure that they get the very most out of the Job Development process.

Mike’s experience and dedication will see that you achieve your employment goals.

Ryan Charbonneau

Director, Training and Development

RyanRyan has been supporting persons with disabilities in achieving their personal goals since 1996, in Ottawa, Montreal and in the Peel/Halton/Dufferin region.

Ryan has worked on projects ranging from helping a group of clients plan, launch and open their own business to helping to build working relationships between clients and community partners.

Ryan has the skill and dedication to help build the development of positive and lasting relationships within the business community. Ryan’s ability to both understand the clients’ and employers’ needs has been an active ingredient in the development of beneficial employer/employee relationships.

Ryan has studied at St. Lawrence College and Carleton University and has many years of experience in restaurant management and operations. Ryan knows what it takes to bring together the strengths and passion of clients with the needs of employers and to ensure a successful and continuing employment relationship.

Hash Becharbhai

Monitoring & Retention/ Job Coach

Hash_Bio_PicHash possesses a wealth of knowledge with respect to both management and what it takes to develop business relationships.  Hash's major responsibility is working with both the client and the employer in order to ensure a successful transition to employment.  Once a client has successfully obtained paid employment, Hash will be there to assist clients and employers with any post hire accommodation requirements and issues which may arise.

In addition, Hash is also employed with The Bennett EDGE as a job coach.  Once a client is working, Hash may be available to assist clients on the job, in order to learn the basic fundamentals of the position.  Hash's previous experiences and skills will be an asset to all clients transitioning to employment.

Amy Lin

Intake Coordinator & Administration/Job Coach

Amy Job Coach

Amy knows the ins- and-outs of the ODSP application process, resume creation and online job applications.  When you first call or visit The Bennett EDGE, Amy will be able to provide you with the information you require to apply to ODSP Employment Supports, and schedule your first meeting with the Job Development team.  

With an Honours Bachelors Degree from the University of Toronto, double majoring in Psychology and Crime, Law and Deviance, Amy has a fundamental understanding of human rights principles and social inclusion.  As a job coach, Amy has worked in a variety of environments, and is happy to bring her patience and care to help clients be self-sufficient while working, and become successful in their chosen job goal.

 
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