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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