A collage showing the front of the four Monsignor Fraser College campus buildings: Midland, Isabella, Fraser and Norfinch.

Transition to Work Program

The Transition To Work (T2W) Program provides students with special needs the opportunity to learn workplace skills in a supportive environment as they transition from secondary school experiences into the world of work pathway, while incorporating literacy and numeracy skills for everyday living. 

Monsignor Fraser College is currently accepting referrals from High Schools for our T2W program. Please contact your Special Education teacher at your high school for more information.

This program is currently successful at meeting the transition needs of students at three of our locations: Isabella, Midland, and the Norfinch campuses. Student work placements provide hands-on opportunities to learn while providing students with skills necessary to transition to community. There may be students who have come to your attention whose learning style and needs may be better addressed through a work experience program.

Students completing this program may transition to:

  • Employment training programs

  • Volunteerism

  • Employment

  • College vocational programs

Students 18-20 years of age may stay one, two, or three years depending on transition goals and skill acquisition. Programs will emphasize life skills, job readiness and transition to community living, and future endeavors. The program is K-coded non-credit bearing. 

Candidates to be considered are those who are ready to transition from a secondary high school setting to an alternative education setting while still part of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). The ideal student should have an IEP, is working towards the completion of a Certificate, is able to use the TTC independently or with little support, has previous Co-operative Education experience, and have cognitive and adaptive functioning skills within the 5th percentile (possible ODSP recipients).

To access this program, student candidates along with their parents and their special education teacher/guidance teacher are encouraged to complete an application package (see below), attend an intake meeting (SNAP), and participate in an intake interview. Presently, there is space in our Norfinch and Isabella programs and intake can occur for these two programs for this year on an individual student-needs basis.   

Interested schools must complete a program application and contact the following program leads to set up an intake meeting:

Norfinch Campus
Patrizia Nicoscia
45 Norfinch Drive
Phone: 416-303-5588
Email: patrizia.nicosia@tcdsb.org

Isabella Campus
James Mackasey
146 Isabella Street
Phone: 416-393-5533
Email: james.mackasey@tcdsb.org

Midland Campus
Anne-Maria Ho Tseung
2900 Midland Avenue
Phone: 416-393-5532
Email: anne-maria.hotseung@tcdsb.org