Finding a job can be a challenge, but you don't have to face it alone. Your desire to work, with support from the ACE Program staff and a Return to Work Action Plan, can make this process manageable.  


The ACE Program is designed to help individuals living with a mental illness or addiction overcome obstacles that might prevent them from achieving competitive, sustainable employment.

ACE (ABEL Competitive Employment)


Returning to the workforce is intimidating at first, but it becomes quite a bit more manageable once you’ve had a chance to break it down and prepare for it one piece at a time. The ACE program offers one-on-one employment counselling for people who are living with a mental illness or addiction. The program is client-focused; our goal is not just finding clients a job, but finding suitable employment based on their specific needs, and that will foster their mental health and well-being.  


Our employment counsellors assist clients in a number of ways, including:

As well as additional services:



If you feel that you, or someone close to you, could benefit from these services, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email, or apply today by filling out our online referral form or downloading a referral form and dropping in.


The ACE Program operates from:

447 Queensway W., Simcoe, ON N3Y 2N4

Call us today at: 519-426-4590

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.