What we do
Prospect Human Services is an organization backed by over 50 years of experience in managing transitions to civilian employment. We started out serving personnel of Canada’s military by offering a place for World War II veterans and veterans of the Korean War to connect to the community and the workforce.
Over time, the demand for employment supports shifted to other populations and Prospect developed a reputation as a leader and catalyst in the collective effort required to build a productive and diverse workforce. That being said, our understanding of the unique challenges associated with transitioning from military to civilian life has defined a significant part of who we are.
In 2010, we reconnected with the challenges military personnel often face in transitioning to civilian employment. We quickly recognized how our employment model could fill a critical gap in the existing transition services for Canadian Forces (CF) personnel.
Therefore, in accordance with our mandate, Prospect designed Forces@WORK. The objective of Forces@WORK is to support members of the Canadian Forces and veterans in successfully transitioning to suitable civilian employment and to ensure that they will be able to maintain, if not exceed, the quality of life attained in their military careers.
We are currently offering services in Alberta.
Services for Participants
Forces@WORK was originally designed to serve the ill and injured and others facing a complex transition to civilian life. The program has evolved to serve a broad spectrum of the military family:
- Priority releasing ill & injured members
- Reservists who are having difficulty finding employers who understand their reserve commitments
- Retiring regular force members
- Priority spouses or families dealing with a medical release
- Spouses and youth of regular force members
Despite broadening the scope of service, the ill and injured and those facing a complex transition will always take priority.
Forces@WORK currently serves Alberta and members of the above groups who are moving to Alberta.
Services for Employers
Forces@WORK is offered through Prospect Human Services, an organization backed by over 50 years of experience in managing transitions to employment. With a large pool of potential employees, a solid track record of successful supports and placements, and extensive knowledge in the effective management of physical and mental health barriers, Prospect is recognized as a leader in the field of transition to employment.
Forces@WORK offers a complete range of services designed to help you find and retain the right person for the job.
- Access to a larger pool of qualified and pre-screened candidates.
- Placement services.
- Retention services.
- Supports to manage career and cultural transitions.
- Virtual job board.
- Accommodation information and resources.
- Employer Effective Strategy Forums and networking events.
How it can work for you
Forces@WORK is a career service designed to match transitioning members of the military with civilian careers. Transitioning members of the Canadian Forces bring to their civilian careers an unparalleled work ethic, a solid understanding of the value of teamwork, dedication to a task and a whole range of skill not always obviously matched to traditional requirements. A partnership with Forces@WORK can give you the upper hand in recruiting hard-to-find talent.
Our services are offered at no charge to qualified employers. Contact us today!
If you’re a results-oriented donor, Prospect is a great option. Last year we touched the lives of over 6,775 Albertans and helped 1,311 people hear the words, “You Got The Job!”