The YWS Employment Program provides one-on-one assessments teaching the necessary skills to gain employment such as resume writing and interview skills. Connections to training programs, career shadowing, and volunteer opportunities are also provided. The program aims to alleviate the barriers homeless youth encounter in finding and maintaining employment such as: literacy, legal issues and lack of financial resources to access appropriate foot and work wear.
Contact the Employment Program: 416.748.0110 ext. 42
One resident’s words: “[The Employment Facilitator] helped me make resumes,cover letters and [learn] how to properly answer emails. I learned the importance of being [an] organized, dedicated job searcher… I found the Employment Facilitator to be a great asset. She’s very knowledgeable about the whole employment world. She [is] always working hard for you, and whenever you feel discouraged she’s there to give you a boost. Also, she’s always searching her resources to find anything to help your job search. I truly believe that without her help I wouldn’t have gotten employed so quickly.”
By the numbers:
One on one counselling sessions