Employment Connections is building the first employment focused Justice Week with many employment, workshop and development opportunities for job seekers ages 18 and up.

Events are in support of all Toronto job seekers that may reside in a neighbourhood that has been impacted by violence, currently on probation or parole, have a criminal record or identify as having a conflict with the law

This initiative is supported heavily by The City of Toronto, Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) and 17 Youth Employment agencies that partner with the City of Toronto’s Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP) network.

 

October 20, 2020

Acing the Virtual Interview

2 to 2:45 p.m.

Acing the Virtual Interview will be hosted by Skills for Change will run for 45 minutes on Zoom This session will be open to 50 job seekers 18 years and older and will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. More details and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register. 

Resume Writing

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

The Resume Writing workshop will be hosted by the Yonge Street Mission and will run for one hour on Google Meet. This session will be open to all job seekers 18 years and older and will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. For more information and to register, email Richard Park at rpark@ysm.ca or call at 647-696-4753. Feel free to leave a voicemail.

Interview Techniques

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

The Interview Techniques workshop will run for two hours on Zoom. This session will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. To register, please email Varsha Scolia at varshascolia@vpi-inc.com

October 21, 2020

Effective Letter Writing

10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Effective Letter Writing workshop workshop will be hosted by Centennial College’s Sophie Hung and will run for 1.5 hours on the Zoom virtual platform. This session will be open to all job seekers 18 years and older and will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. For more information and to register contact Neena Moraes at 437-217-8727 or nmoraes@centennialcollege.ca

Resume Writing

2 to 4 p.m.

The Resume Writing workshop will be hosted by Centennial College’s Neena Moraes and will run for two hours on the Zoom. This session will be open to all job seekers 18 years and older and will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. For more information and to register contact Neena Moraes at 437-217-8727 or nmoraes@centennialcollege.ca

Interview Preparation

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

The Interview Preparation workshop will be hosted by Yonge Street Mission’s Arilaidy Caba at 11 a.m. and will run for 45 minutes on Zoom. This session will be open to all job seekers 18 years and older and will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. For more information and to register, email  acaba@ysm.ca

October 22, 2020

Interview Skills

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

The Resume Writing workshop will be hosted by the Yonge Street Mission and will run for one hour on Google Meet. This session will be open to all job seekers 18 years and older and will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. For more information and to register, email Courtney Buys at cbuys@ysm.ca

Using Social Media for Job Search

2 to 4 p.m.

The Using Social Media for job search workshop will be hosted by Centennial College’s Neena Moraes and will run for two hours on the Zoom. This session will be open to all job seekers 18 years and older and will help support you during the Justice Week events as well as opportunities in the future. For more information and to register, contact Neena Moraes at 437 217 8727 or nmoraes@centennialcollege.ca

Meet Your Local Agency – EC Employment Partners & EC Table Partners

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

Meet some of our community partners that support the Employment Connections initiative. Gain access to employment supports, additional opportunities and connect with an organization close to you. This event will give all participants interested in attending the virtual hiring events from October 28th to 30th an opportunity to use the platform before our hiring events start. This event will be hosted by the virtual platform Showfloor. This session will be open to all residents of Toronto, 18 years of age and older that identify as residing in a neighbourhood that has been impacted by violence, currently on probation or parole, have a criminal record or identify as having a conflict with the law. This event is also open to all supporting partners interested in attending. Attending agencies and a link for the event platform will be shared with participants that register.

Womens’ Networking and Panel Event

1:30 to 3 p.m.

The Womens’ Networking and Panel Event is open women and gender-diverse job seekers ages 18 years old and older. More details and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register.

Communication in the Work Place (Job Seeker Workshop)

10 to 11 a.m.

The Communication in the Workplace workshop will teach job seekers 18 years and older how to effectively communicate with your team, managers and other staff to contribute to a productive workplace and build healthy, professional relationships. For more information and to register, email Courtney Buys at cbuys@ysm.ca

Money Talks (Entrepreneur Workshop)

2  to 3 p.m.

The Money Talks workshop will be hosted by LaTanya James and Harprit Gill and will run for one hour on the Zoom virtual platform. This session will be open to 100 job seekers 18 years and older and will help support your entrepreneurship development. This session will cover topics such as conditioning your money mindset, saving, budgeting, credit scores, setting financial goals, life insurance, taxation and entrepreneurship. For more information and to register, please email Harprit Gill at contact@harpritgill.com

Don’t Believe The Hype (Entrepreneur Workshop)

10 to 11 a.m.

Don’t Believe The Hype is a short presentation that explores the value of scalable businesses as an alternative to glamorous ones. The session focuses on understanding basic revenue generating models. This session will be hosted on the Zoom virtual platform. More information and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register.

Building and Maintaining Good Credit (Entrepreneur Workshop)

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Building and Maintaining Good Credit workshop will be hosted by ACCESS Community Capital Fund at on the Zoom virtual platform. This session will be open to job seekers 18 years and older and will help support your financial empowerment and entrepreneurship development. This session will cover: credit reports and scores, How to build credit and tips on avoiding debt. Also covered will be entrepreneurship programs offered by ACCESS and small business loans. More information and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register.

Freelancing: Developing Your Unique Value Proposition (Entrepreneur Workshop)

1 to 2 p.m.

The Freelancing: Developing Your Unique Value Proposition workshop enables freelancers to develop their unique selling proposition by discussing quality and experience level, reputation and personality, price, and strategic partnerships. The focus is placed on how to communicate your value to the marketplace. The session also communicates valuable information for freelancers, including; how to say no to a job, taxes, collecting on the overdue account and how to use the end of a contract to generate more work. The session will be hosted on the Zoom virtual platform. More information and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register.

Pre-launch Jitters: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur Workshop)

1 to 4 p.m.

At Business in the Streets, we’ve graduated over 600 entrepreneurs and have learned a thing or two about what starting a business with limited resources actually looks like. This session is about sharing those lessons with you. In this part-panel discussion, part-presentation you will learn about what it takes to start a business and begin making money from it. We will be discussing the ins-and-outs of early-stage entrepreneurship, how to structure a business to actually earn revenue, and share advice for those looking to get started. To learn more, please register.

Interview Workshop (Job Seekers)

10 to 12 p.m. (noon)

Hosted by Humber College, the Interview workshop will teach job seekers how to explore commonly asked interview questions and strategies, how to understand your current interview style, how to become an assertive communicator, and highlight insightful questions you can ask an employer. A link for the event platform will be shared with participants that register.

Developing a Growth Mindset (Job Seekers)

10 to 11 a.m.

This workshop will explore the challenges and solutions to developing a growth mindset for career success. Growth mindsets view challenges as opportunities to evolve and know that with dedication and hard work, full potential can be reached. We will put our learning into practice through exercises that focus on developing a growth mindset. For more information and to register, contact Kassandra Marling at kmarling@ysm.ca

Access to Justice: The Legal Clinic in Your Neighbourhood (Job Seekers and Community Support Staff)

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Access to Justice: The Legal Clinic in Your Neighbourhood is hosted by Willowdale Community Legal Services and will provide youth job seekers information about the services provided by 14 legal clinics located in Toronto. For more information and to reserve your place, please register. 

Virtual Hiring Event Fair: Labour and Trades

1 to 4 p.m.

A Labour and Trades focused virtual job fair will be held with hiring employers and training initiatives attend. The event will be hosted by the virtual platform Showfloor. This session will be open to all residents of Toronto, 18 years of age and older that identify as residing in a neighbourhood that has been impacted by violence, currently on probation or parole, have a criminal record or identify as having a conflict with the law. Attending employers and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register.

TTC Information Session (Job Seekers and Community Support Staff)

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

The TTC Information Sessions will provide job seekers 18 and older the opportunity to learn about Transit Operator, Trades and Seasonal Maintenance opportunities and how to apply for these and other future opportunities. For more information and to reserve your spot, please register.

Virtual Hiring Event: Multiple Sector Employers

1 to 4 p.m.

The  Multiple Sector focused virtual job fair will have hiring employers and training initiatives attend. The event will be hosted by the virtual platform Showfloor. This session will be open to all residents of Toronto, 18 years of age and older that identify as residing in a neighbourhood that has been impacted by violence, currently on probation or parole, have a criminal record or identify as having a conflict with the law. Attending employers and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register.

Careers, Education, and Empowerment (Job Seekers)

11 to 12 p.m. (noon)

The Careers, Education, and Empowerment workshop will be hosted by CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals and will run for 1 hour on the Zoom virtual platform. This session will be open to 90 Black job seekers 18 years and older and will help support your entrepreneurship development. This workshop will introduce youth to the CEE way! Job seekers will learn more about CEE as a Black led, Black owned and Black serving organization, and our unique approach to supporting youth. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the programs, supports, and opportunities available to them at CEE. To learn more, please register.

 

Virtual Hiring Event: Labour LiUNA 506 Recruitment Event

1 to 3 p.m.

This virtual job fair will focus on LiUNA 506 and their many opportunities. The event will be hosted by the virtual platform Showfloor. This session will be open to all residents of Toronto, 18 years of age and older that identify as residing in a neighbourhood that has been impacted by violence, currently on probation or parole, have a criminal record or identify as having a conflict with the law. LiUNA 506 opportunities and a link for this event will be shared with participants that register.