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

December 24, 2019

JobStart is thrilled to announce the seventh cohort of our employment program for older adults, starting on January 15! 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 Mustafa – a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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December 20, 2019

JobStart Mentoring and Women’s Settlement programs held a dynamic networking event: The Importance of Self-Motivation. Barbara Wilson, keynote speaker combined with our round table leaders shared insightful, career advice. Wishing all our participants success in 2020. Thanks to @Manulife  and @ONTrillium  #networking #women #refugees #supportwomen #careerdevelopment #mentoring

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December 07, 2019

A huge thank you to the United Way Greater Toronto Day of Caring and the staff from BMO - Bank of Montreal who volunteered their time and expertise at our Mock Interview event on November 27th, 2019. What a memborable day for both our JobStart clients and the staff from Bank of Montreal. 
“The feedback we received was extremely relevant and the mock interviews were encouraging and reassuring. This was a good real-life experience in giving interviews for us.” - JobStart client
“The people from BMO were excellent performing the Mock Interview, they were very helpful giving tips and many general recommendations after the mock interview and during the networking session. I am so glad I came.” - JobStart client
#newcomers #jobsupport #interviewcoaching #UnitedWayofGreaterToronto #BankofMontreal

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