Children and youth services

Canada Summer Jobs
Provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for full-time students (aged 15 to 30 years) who are intending to return to their studies in the next school year. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Newcomer Art Group for Youth Who Experienced Trauma
Offers a trauma informed therapeutic approach and supports the positive development of female newcomer youth. It is designed to help female youth who are facing barriers to develop strong emotional and social skills.

Youth Change Makers
Empowers newcomer youth by fostering cultural awareness and facilitating integration through learning and development, and related leadership components and skills.

Youth Community Connections
Assists youth to develop a healthy lifestyle, by providing leadership in the health and recreation field, capacity building, leadership and civic engagement activities, and knowledge exchange among youth and service providers in the field on the unique needs of newcomer and low-income youth.

Youth Employment Pathways for Success Program
Assists newcomer youth between the ages of 17 to 25, four-week online workshops to help youth network with professionals in STEM occupations on career assessment and exploration, Canadian Workplace Business Etiquette and communications, soft skills certification, job search strategies and techniques, and employment standards and human rights.

Youth Job Connection
Assists young people between the ages of 15 to 29 facing multiple and/or complex barriers to employment build better futures. Participants receive a minimum of 60 hours of paid training to prepare them for the workplace; a job for up to 6 months and mentorship; job-coaching and help with the transition from school to work; or to ongoing employment.

Youth Job Connection – Summer
Offers high school students planning to stay in or return to school, or to move on to post-secondary education; provides at least 20 hours of paid training to prepare them for the workforce including mentorship, job coaching and help in securing summer jobs and part-time and after school jobs. This service is available at our Keele Street location only.

Youth Health and Recreation
Empowers youth by encouraging and building leadership skills through positive engagement in physical activities and sports, healthy eating, and dialogue on issues such as risky personal behaviours for youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Youth and seniors come together around a community garden to grow, cultivate and cook vegetables. This exciting initiative engages participants in a dialogue and activity where they will gain a better understanding of their similarities and differences and come to value the contributions of both generations.

Youth Integration Project
Aims to provide holistic supports to encourage Afghan youth aged 14-21 years to participate, develop and integrate successfully into Canadian living. The program will be delivered in a hybrid model and support the integration and settlement of Afghan youth through youth-specific services that provide a continuum of wrap-around services, including interaction with peer Canadian youth, recreational and Canadian orientation activities.

Youth netWORKS
An employment focused youth networking and mentoring program. The program includes wrap around supports to assist youth facing multiple barriers to access and utilize the program including the online netWORKS hub.