THE HISTORY OF OUR ORGANIZATION

2016 – 2018 

  • March 2016 JobStart was awarded two youth employment programs, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; Youth Job Link and Youth Job Connection: Summer

  • Summer Jobs Service program ended March 31, 2016

  • April 1, 2016 JobStart launched the new Youth Job Link program, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. This program is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market

  • April 1, 2016 JobStart launched the new Youth Job Connection: Summer program, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. 

  • The YJC: Summer program helps students 15-18 years of age to make informed educational and career planning decisions

  • In 2017 JobStart was awarded a three year Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to build on our Mentoring Program to support skilled immigrants in the community.  The Mentoring Program launched on January 3, 2017

  • On January 9, 2017 JobStart launched the “Capability Project”, a one year Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, funded by Service Canada, designed to help persons with disabilities in the GTA, whether verified or unverified, to enhance employability skills and job prospects

  • April 1, 2017 JobStart launched the Transitions for Youth (TFY) program, funded by United Way Toronto & York Region’s   Youth Success Strategy (YSS) Program Grant Stream, at our 219 Dufferin location.  TFY focuses on the development of soft skills to enhance individual's marketability to employers, as well as give individuals the tools necessary to work well and adapt in any workplace to ensure job retention.  This program is designed for youth with disabilities and compliments JobStart’s Employment Accessibility for Students (EAS) program, funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and our Capability Project funded by Service Canada

  • April 1, 2017 JobStart launched the Women Gaining Ground (WGG) program, funded by United Way Toronto & York Region.  This program is a job readiness program for Immigrant and Refugee Women who are 16 years of age and older, born outside of Canada and currently unemployed/underemployed and not attending school; ended March 31, 2018

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NEWS AND EVENTS

October 18, 2019

Hiring Event for Security Guards at JobStart 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West on Wednesday November 6th, 2019 from 9:30am to 12noon

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October 01, 2019

The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership had a strong showing at our Annual General Meeting on September 18! All the mentors and mentees who attended received a certificate of appreciation and four of them were kind enough to share their success stories on stage. JobStart extends our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful mentoring participants and our awesome mentoring coach, Kathleen Leon, for successfully facilitating the discussion!

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September 30, 2019

Are you unsure how to talk to your child's teacher?
Is your child bored or struggling at school?
Has your child experienced problems with bullying?
Join us for a free workshop on Monday, October 21, 2019:
How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher
To Register, please contact Holly Best
416-231-2295 x 6253.

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September 12, 2019

​JobStart is excited to announce the sixth cohort of our employment program for older adults, starting on September 25! This weekly six-day workshop/networking series will focus on a wide variety of job-related topics: understanding the job-application process, starting a new career, dealing with potential interview challenges, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this exciting and worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafaa.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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