Discover opportunities and services for youth in the City of Toronto in the realm of employment, community safety, and civic engagement.

The Community Healing Project

The Community Healing Project for crime prevention and intervention takes a trauma-informed and peer-based approach to addressing the impact of exposure to community violence on youth.

The Toronto Youth Job Corps

Are you having a hard time getting a job or staying employed? Are you between the ages of 16 to 29 and out of work and out of school? If yes, the Toronto Youth Job Corps (TYJC)  program might be exactly what you need. This program is a full-time, six to 24 week paid employment preparation program for youth; especially those who are facing a difficult life situation or having a hard time getting a job.

Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE)

TYPE is a mobile intensive case management program supporting youth (aged 16 to 29) in Toronto who are facing challenges. A Youth Outreach Counsellor will help you to develop an action plan and link you to employment services, skill development and educational programs.

Youth in the TYPE program can access:

  • help with job searching
  • life skills coaching
  • accompaniment to pre-employment programs, volunteering, social services appointments
  • help getting identification
  • job retention supports
  • interview preparation
  • links to education and training programs

To apply for the program, complete the TYPE Referral Form. 

Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP)

YEP is a youth-friendly community organization network that offers co-ordinated support to young job seekers 15 to 29 years of age. YEP is flexible to connect you to the right service and through one-on-one support and mentorship help you develop skills and knowledge as well as identify and secure the right opportunities with career potential. YEP can also connect you with training, certification and education programs to prepare you for employment. Find an upcoming YEP hosted event.

 

 Protégée Program

The Protégée Program is a unique program pairs young female Torontonians with female City Councillors for a six month mentorship. Protégées learn about opportunities for women in local government, gain hands-on experience and understand the multi-faceted role of City Councillors.

To be eligible, applicants must identify as female, live in the City of Toronto, and be between 19 and 26 years of age.

Stay tuned for details on the 2020 program!

Toronto Youth Cabinet

Established in 1998 by Toronto City Council, The Toronto Youth Cabinet is the official youth advisory body to the City of Toronto. The Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC) is a youth-led organization that promotes youth participation in civic affairs and policy development. TYC membership is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 24 who live, work, or learn in the City of Toronto.

Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership

Pam McConnell will be remembered as a tireless advocate for women’s rights and social justice in the City of Toronto. She was a member of Toronto City Council from 1994 (then Metro Toronto Council) to 2017 and was the former Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government. She was the Champion for the City of Toronto’s Protégée Program, a mentorship program matching young women with City Councillors intending to increase women’s representation in electoral politics.

In remembrance of Pam McConnell, the Protégée Program is pleased to present the Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership, to recognize the exceptional leadership of young women in the City of Toronto.

Youth Week Toronto

From May 1 to 7, 2020 celebrate Toronto’s youth! Each year, Youth Week Toronto celebrates youth engagement and showcases the abilities and talents of youth in the areas of civic engagement, recreation, arts and sports in diverse communities across Toronto.

Additional Youth Services

For additional youth services, search by key word, topic, language and accessibility. Want to explore services near you? Click on “Find Me.” Before travelling, please contact the service to make sure it is right for you.

 

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