The Obair Economic Society was formed in 1987 by a group of citizens concerned about unemployed workers in our community. They wished to provide services to assist the unemployed to become employed, especially those who were having the most problems getting a job. They had noticed that often the ones who needed the most help were the ones least likely to receive help. Since then, the society has provided a variety of programs and services related to employment. Funding is provided by ministries of both the Federal and Provincial governments.