The City provides many workshops and training programs that are available to all Toronto residents.

People who receive Ontario Works can access additional training programs.

First Aid Training

If you saw someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, would you know what to do?

Learning first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) will give you the skills you need to help a paramedic save a life in a medical emergency.

Register for first aid training.

Food Handler Training

Toronto Public Health offers Food Handler Certification Courses to provide food handlers with the knowledge of safe food handling practices to prevent food-borne illness.

Learn more about food handler training.

Small Business Training

The City provides numerous learning opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Learn about training to grow your business.

Employment-Related Workshops

Learn about and self-register for Employment-related workshops offered by Employment & Social Services across the city.

We’ve Been Expecting You (WEBY) – Tourism & Hospitality Training

Free training is offered to members of the hospitality, tourism and service industries, or anyone who works with visitors to the City.

People on Ontario Works benefits may qualify to take a variety of training programs.

Talk to your caseworker if you are interested in being referred to one of these programs.

The Frontline Workers’ Training Series provides workshops, toolkits and short videos for City and community-based frontline workers on a range of topics designed to increase the capacity of workers to provide impactful services for MVP youth (youth most vulnerable to involvement in violence and crime).

The workshops are coordinated by the City’s Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES), and delivered in partnership with community agencies.

Workshops that were offered previously and will be delivered again include:

  • Youth Mental Health
  • Outreach with MVP Youth
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care

One more new workshop will be offered in Summer 2021. Stay tuned for registration details.

Workshop Registration

Workshops are open to City and community based frontline workers in Toronto who work with MVP youth. New workshops dates will be added throughout the year.


2021 Toolkits

The Impact of Community Violence Exposure on Newcomer Youth

Online Program Delivery

Supporting LGBTQI2S Youth Throughout the Job Search Process

2020 Toolkits

Outreach with MVP Youth

Youth Mental Health

Vicarious Trauma & Self-Care

2019 Toolkits & Videos

Employment for Youth with Criminal Records
Art of Facilitation

Youth Mental Health

Mentorship with MVP Youth

Vicarious Trauma & Self-Care

Outreach with MVP Youth

Supporting Youth Through the Justice System

Exploring Expectations and Location in Working with Black Children, Youth and Families

Contact Information


Youth Frontline Workers Training – Summer 2021

The Youth Development Unit is supporting Frontline Youth Workers a new Summer Sector Training Series to learn about resources and supports available for youth most vulnerable to involvement in serious violence and crime.

Workshop Registration

Workshops are open to City and community based frontline workers in Toronto who work with youth vulnerable to serious violence and crime.

Workshop Title: Programs and Services for Youth, presentation by Toronto Employment and Social Services and Toronto Public Library

Workshop Date: Tuesday July 6th 2021

Time: 10 am to 11 am

Contact: Sonam Dekyi

Ahmahkyah Malcolm-Witter

Registration Link: