Better Jobs Ontario (formerly Second Career) Contact Information

Better Jobs Ontario has replaced the Second Career program. The program now offers increased eligibility for the unemployed and underemployed as well as those on social assistance, gig workers, youth and newcomers to Ontario. Please visit georgebrown.ca/better for more information. 

For specific Better Jobs Ontario related inquiries, contact the Community Partnerships Office. Better Jobs Ontario Team within the Community Partnerships Office provides student focused advising for Better Jobs Ontario funded students across the College. Advising is available in person, over the phone or email.

Our role is to advise and support you with any questions/issues you may have related to your Better Jobs Ontario funding. We are able to provide support within a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Revision of Better Jobs Ontario documentation
  • Financial challenges and/or issues with Better Jobs Ontario funding
  • Changes to your academic pathway
  • Other personal or academic challenges

Community Partnerships Office

Kevin Ferrie
Better Jobs Ontario Student Specialist
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 3714
kferrie@georgebrown.ca

or

Jonida Chaka
Sponsored Initiatives Coordinator
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 6995
Jonida.chaka@georgebrown.ca

Blackboard Community for Better Jobs Ontario Students

Better Jobs Ontario funded students have immediate access to a Blackboard Community called the “Better Jobs Ontario Student Corner”. Here you will find materials and information that are relevant to your Better Jobs Ontario funded college experience. On this Blackboard Community you will find the following:

  • Important Dates and Announcements 
  • Student Success Orientation Materials
  • Academic Supports and Services
  • Student Supports and Services
  • Financial Aid Resources
  • Better Jobs Ontario Advising Contact Information

To view the Blackboard community, login to your Blackboard account and click on the “Community” tab, followed by “Better Jobs Ontario Student Corner”. If you do not see the Better Jobs Ontario Student Corner, please contact us and we will add you to our user database.

Blackboard login: https://bb-gbc.blackboard.com/

Other Useful College Services for Better Jobs Ontario Students:

Financial Assistance Office

St. James
200 King Street East, Student Service Centre
FinAid@georgebrown.ca

Casa Loma
160 Kendal Avenue, Student Service Centre
FinAid@georgebrown.ca

Waterfront
51 Dockside Drive, Student Service Centre
FinAid@georgebrown.ca

Career Centre

St. James
200 King Street East, Student Service Centre
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 5301

Casa Loma
160 Kendal Avenue, C317
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 5301

Waterfront
51 Dockside Drive, Room 103A/B
Tel. 416.415.5000 x 5301

Counselling Department

St. James
200 King Street East, Room 582C
Tel. 416.415.5000 x 2107

Casa Loma
160 Kendal Avenue, Room C317
Tel: 416.415.5000 x 4585

Waterfront
51 Dockside Drive, Room 225
Tel. 416.415.5000 x 5370

WAVE Health Clinic

Waterfront
51 Dockside Drive, 3rd Floor
Tel. 416.415.4547
chsclientservices@georgebrown.ca

Peer Mentor +

St. James: B121, lower level, A Bldg.
Casa Loma: D310