- Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers
- Escalator Initiatives:
800+ youth and 250+ 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.
600+ front-line youth workers with the capacity to reach approximately 25,000 youth, as well as 150 youth and almost 70 employers have been trained on 21st century job-search skills, in partnership with LinkedIn Canada. As of 2017, YouthConnect is delivered by the CivicAction Leadership Foundation. Find out more here.
400+ 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.
Zabeen Hirji, Special Advisor and former Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC