Northern Vocational Services, Inc.

                           Guiding the way to a brighter future
                            Cheminer vers un avenir meilleur   

About Our Team

Why Us?
Together, our team boasts expertise in social work, employment, developmental services, child and youth work, health promotion, and client advocacy. We are a passionate multi-disciplinary organization that is dedicated to the successful employment of our clients.

Job Development & Job Retention Team

An employment counsellor's primary responsibility is to assist clients who face physical, emotional, psychological, and learning challenges find suitable employment.  This requires thorough understanding of a client's barriers, as well as the needs of the workplace.  Analyzing individual factors such as education, experience, skills, interests, and values as well as personal limitations, our Employment Counsellors establish a solid conceptual basis that is tailored to the person’s circumstances, and assist in determining the direction of their job search.

Ivan Giroux, BA – Owner
Northern Vocational Services, Inc. was founded by Ivan Giroux in 1992. Ivan brings more than 25 years of experience in the vocational and employment rehabilitation sector.  A graduate in Sociology from Laurentian University, Ivan brings a unique perspective to the mission based on insightful vocational assessments and extensive study of employers’ requirements. Ivan is fully bilingual.

Sandra Yacoub - Manager of Employment Services 

Jackie Miller - Retention Consultant

Courtney Lamarche - Employment Counsellor

Fanny Collin - Employment Counsellor

Gillian Sasseville - Retention Support Worker

Keyra Osterlund - Employment Counsellor