JEM Workshop is an adapted workplace that provides training and support to individuals with different abilities to achieve their employment potential. Employing adults with intellectual, emotional, and physical disabilities, as well as mental health challenges, JEM Workshop enables Workers’ independence and contribution to society, while offering high quality and competitive packaging services to many local and national companies. Our belief is that the highest form of tzedakah (charity/justice) is to empower individuals to be self-sufficient and have a sense of fulfillment and purpose.
JEM Workshop offers competitive packaging and fulfillment services to various industries and plays an important role in the business supply chain. JEM Workshop raises awareness of the disability community and sensitizes youth groups and the larger community on the value of employing individuals of all abilities.
To the 75+ JEM Workers, their families and their support systems, JEM Workshop acts as a lifeline, offering valuable work training, capacity-building, and life skills sessions, while providing an invaluable service to the community.
JEM Workshop was founded in 1950 and is funded in part by Emploi Québec and Federation CJA.
Annual Report 2019 – 2020
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Experienced production supervisors help maximize each worker's potential, both vocationally and socially. In addition, two professionals provide supportive counselling and crisis intervention.
To be eligible to work at JEM Workshop, an individual must have a recognized intellectual, physical or mental health challenge, and be motivated to succeed in adapted employment. Eligible individuals can contact JEM Workshop at 514-735-4217 to arrange a screening interview with a Counselor. Once eligibility is confirmed, applicant must contact an accredited placement agency to begin the application process. A Hiring Committee comprised of representatives from Emploi Québec and JEM Workshop determines the admissibility of all JEM Workshop applicants.
The Workshop operates five days per week. Part-time hours can be arranged. Workers engage in a variety of jobs including packaging and assembly work, light machine operation, labelling, sorting and much more. Each job is adapted to meet the needs and special abilities of the individual employee.
Experienced production supervisors help maximize each worker's potential, both vocationally and socially. In addition, two professionals provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention.