800+ youth and 540+ mentors have been engaged in netWORKS, a career-oriented networking and mentoring program, led by United Way of Toronto & York Region. 83% of netWORKS mentees have gained a better understanding of the credentials and skills they might need to succeed in different industries and 78% are more confident in their ability to find meaningful employment. Find out more here.
750 front-line youth workers with the capacity to reach approximately 32,000 youth, as well as 400 youth and almost 100 employers have been trained on 21st century job-search skills, in partnership with LinkedIn Canada. 95% of youth workers felt better prepared to support their youth in articulating their transferable skills to employers. As of 2017, YouthConnect is delivered by the CivicAction Leadership Foundation. Find out more here.
700+ students have graduated (50% women) from NPower Canada, which trains young people facing barriers and matches them with paid internships in the technology sector. 80% of graduates enter full-time employment or pursue post-secondary education within 6 months of graduating. Find out more here.
HireNext is a new set of tools that will help employers tap into new, young talent while levelling the playing field for youth currently left out of the labour market. These free tools are comprised of best practices, case studies, videos, and a quick, easy to use and confidential assessment tool that gives employers tailored recommendations. Already, employers of all sizes and industries have signed up to participate and complete one change using the HireNext tools by the end of 2018. Find out more here.
Zabeen Hirji, Chair, CivicAction and former Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC
Escalator has benefited from the tremendous leadership of a number of partners from across all sectors.