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NOW RECRUITING! Young Women for Opportunities Unlimited Program

 

OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMIITED FOR YOUNG WOMEN IN THE GTA

Next program runs from June 24 – December 20, 2020

 

NOW RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS


PARTICIPANTS


WHAT IS OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED?

  • 4 weeks of full-time PAID Training
  • 22 weeks of full-time PAID Work Placement
  • Your own personal Job Coach/Mentor
  • 5 monthly evening educational workshops
  • 4 monthly peer-to-peer workshops

Only 15 spots are available in the program.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE

If you are: 

  • Between the ages of 16-30
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have at least one of the following barriers to employment: high school non-completion, single parent, language barriers, Aboriginal ancestry, visible or ethnic minority, lack of social support


HOW TO APPLY

Interested participants need to call and schedule an assessment interview with one of our Community Partners: Reference "Opportunities Unlimited Program"

  • Evergreen Employment Services 416-929-9614   
  • St. Stephen's Community House 416-531-4631
  • AYCE Employment Services 416-491-7000
  • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training 416-591-2310 ext. 2246 (For Aboriginal Young Women)

After the assessment interview your application will be forwarded to Youth in Motion. Youth in Motion team will call you to schedule a second interview at our office:

20 Queen Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M5H 3R3

 

OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED AIMS TO TO HELP YOUNG WOMEN TO:

  • overcome barriers to employment and transition effectively into the work place or return to school for additional education
  • develop a broad range of skills and knowledge
  • feel empowered towards making meaningful life and career choices
  • equip them with skills that will improve their employability and help them obtain full-time employment
  • connect with positive role models who serve as mentors providing encouragement and coaching during entire work placement period 

 

MENTORS

Mentorship is an important part of this program. Each participant is paired with a mentor who helps the participant cultivate their self-confidence and prepare to join the workforce.

For more about the mentor commitment and program dates click here for Mentor Application

The deadline for Mentor Applications is July 1, 2013. 

EMPLOYERS

Opportunity Unlimited is continuously looking to partner with community-minded employers who can provide a meaningful work experience to our program participants.

For more about the commitment of the employer and program dates click here for Employer Info Sheet.


For more information on our program, how to apply or how to become a MENTOR or partner as an EMPLOYER, please contact Amoda Perera at programs@youth-in-motion.ca or at 416.962.4946 x 104.

 

Youth in Motion™ is a federally registered charity dedicated to offering innovative programs for Canada's youth. Charitable registration number: 85733 8040 RR0001