Empowering people to be themselves and thrive.

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LakeCity Works supports people living with mental illness to build on their strengths, take on responsibilities and access work experience, education and employment. We offer a variety of programs and services tailored to assist people facing barriers to employment: our comprehensive, support-based platform is framed by our belief that employment represents a key step in the recovery process for the individuals we serve. LakeCity Works serves approximately 250 clients through our different services and activities.

Moving forward, we aim to increase and diversify our employment opportunities, client attendance and programming accessibility – all the while expanding our clients’ skills set and sense of belonging. Our goal is to enhance the employability and well-being of people living with mental illness in our community.

Our Vision

Healthy minds. Healthy lives.

Our Purpose

To empower people to be themselves and thrive.

Our Mission

LakeCity Works supports people living with mental illness to build on their strengths, take on responsibilities and access work experience, education and employment.

Our Values

COMMUNITY

LakeCity Works is a welcoming, compassionate place, where people feel they belong. We support individuals wherever they are, so they can feel safe to explore, share challenges and celebrate successes. We are open to partnership and collaboration with a diverse range of people and organizations to create a more accepting and inclusive employment community. 

CREATIVITY

LakeCity Works offers an inviting environment, where people feel free to experiment and share ideas, regardless of outcome. We all have the freedom to be creative and impact change. Nothing is off the table, and there is no such thing as a bad idea.

INTEGRITY

At LakeCity Works, we are committed to living our values every day. We place our clients, employees and community at the forefront of everything we do, serving them to the best of our ability. We are recognized for our integrity, connecting with like-minded organizations, wherever possible. We strive to create a workplace in which everyone is valued and respected. We are true to ourselves and what we set out to do. 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

At LakeCity Works, we are humbled and gratified by the impact of our efforts. We know we are making positive change in the world because we hear it every day from our clients, employees and stakeholders. We see it in the success of clients coming through our enterprises and going out to the community. We are proud of the contribution we are making, helping people achieve healthy minds and healthy lives.

LEADERSHIP

LakeCity Works clients and employees inspire each other to live and work to the best of their ability. Their example makes LakeCity a leader in the broader community, motivating other organizations to continuously improve. We have complete confidence in our vision – creating positive change where necessary and keeping what we know is working. We strive for excellence, implementing best practices that lead to greater independence. We look to the community for those beacons, mentors and bright lights that will inspire and guide our work.