Career Links

Career Links provides fast-track employment placement supports for individuals experiencing challenges to workforce participation as a result of mental health illness or issues, including those who may have concurrent substance abuse disorders.

Career Links takes a comprehensive approach to the development of natural supports and ongoing mentorship in the workplace.

Career Links is designed for individuals who desire rapid placement in a competitive or volunteer setting and who may be seeking time-unlimited job stabilization support.

We Serve Individuals Who

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Experience barriers to employment as a result of a mental illness or mental health issues and who may have a concurrent substance abuse disorder
  • Demonstrate the readiness, willingness and ability to benefit from service
  • Are stabilized on medications
  • Have stable personal circumstances (e.g. food, clothing, shelter and transportation)
  • Have an identifiable support network

Our Supports Include

  • Participant Orientation and Intake
  • Career Assessment
  • Individualized Service Planning
  • Job Placement
  • Job Stabilization
  • Mentorship
  • Case Management and Follow-up

Benefits Include

  • Rapid placement
  • Time-unlimited job stabilization supports
  • Optional disclosure
  • Individualized services with intensity of supports tailored to individual need
  • Employment placement based on individual preference and career objectives
  • Ability to pursue employment and/or volunteer activities
  • No minimum required hours of work

Our Approach

  • Impacting quality of life through enhanced workforce participation
  • Job stabilization supports on a time unlimited basis
  • Integrated employment supports
  • Facilitated support network communication
  • Building natural community and workplace supports
  • Addressing issues related to stigma, disclosure and capability
  • Building the community’s capacity to be more inclusive of mental health issues/illness

Contact Us

For more information or to make a referral, contact:

Career Links
Franklin Office
915 33 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6T2
Phone: 403.273.2822
Fax: 403.273.0090


Career Links is a partnership between
Prospect, Alberta Health Services-Mental Health & Wellness and
the United Way of Calgary and Area.