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.
City Training Courses – All Residents
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.
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.
Training Courses – Ontario Works
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.
Community Frontline Workers - Training for Supporting Youth
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 Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP), and delivered in partnership with community agencies.
Workshops that were offered previously and will be delivered again in 2019 include:
- Educational Attainment for Incarcerated and Recently Released Youth
- Employment for Youth with Criminal Records
- Trauma-Informed Practice
- Conflict Resolution & De-escalation
- Outreach with MVP Youth
- Mentorship with MVP Youth
Six new workshops will also be offered in Fall 2019. Stay tuned for updates about the new workshop topics.
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.
Toolkits & Videos
The Frontline Workers’ Training Series toolkits and videos will be posted after each workshop. Stay tuned!
Other Training Opportunities
- Skills Training Through Second Career
- Toronto Public Library – Careers and Training
- Adult Learning Programs with Toronto District School Board
- Adult Education Programs with Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Independent Learning Centre for GED and Adult Education
- Going to College or University in Ontario
- Literacy and Basic Skills
- Apprenticeship Training