Welcome to the site of the Community Employment Resource Center, located in various rural outreach locations. These centres provide free job search support and resources to all residents of several Counties.
Our web site contains a comprehensive overview of the services that CERC provides. In addition to this, we have an extensive collection of links that will assist in your job search. Please review our site to learn more about our job search tools and support programs.

Computer Resources
Computers with word processing programs (Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect 8) for typing resumes, cover letters and any other job search related materials
Computerized self-assessment collection tools (Choices 2000)
Access to the internet for job search
HRDC Job Bank
Winway Resume Writer

Print Resources
Wide variety of job search guides to help you prepare for each step of the job search process
Local and major newspapers
College and university course calendars
Information on local training providers
Local/provincial/national business, industrial, and community service directories
Occupational profiles/career information
Books on future trends in employment and the economy
Self-employment/small business information

Other Free Services
Qualified staff to support you in your job search, including assistance with resume/cover letter formatting, interview preparation, and general computer orientation
Fax machine and photocopier
Telephone and message centre
Information and referrals to other community resources
Email assistance through “Ask a Coach”

Meet Our Staff

Madelaine, Coordinator
As Coordinator, Madelaine’s role is to coordinate CERC’s two locations and maintain the high standard of client services that has been established. Madelaine’s goal is to offer our communities outstanding information and referral services so that job search is simplified and easily accessible.

Heather M.

Heather has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work. Heather brings to CERC a knowledge of community resources and experience in casework, assessment and individual program planning.


As a C.H.R.P., Frank brings experience and knowledge together to help CERC members get information about businesses and services in both Cobourg and Port Hope. As Co-Chair of the Client Services team, Frank’s goal is to assist in the development of a variety of new services for CERC members.

Heather T.

Heather brings experience from business, education and social services to CERC. Her knowledge of the Northumberland and surrounding areas is beneficial to job seekers.


Tarin comes to CERC with 5 years experience as a computer instructor and seminar leader. Her background includes job search training with regards to cover letter and resume writing as well as interview skills.