Employment Program for Youth ages 16-24
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Working Warriors is a project designed to provide employment opportunities and community reintegration to multi-barriered unemployed/underemployed youth who may be involved with the youth criminal justice system. The goal is to support positive change by way of hands-on employability skills. Using work experience placements, life skill enhancement, outreach services and tailored educational learning opportunities.
To be a participant in the Working Warriors Program you must be:
- A Youth between the ages of 16-24
- A Canadian Citizen, have permanent residency status or be a protected person under the Refugee Protection Act
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Willing to set and achieve pre-intake targets set by your referral team
- Willing to participate in coursework tailored around education, personal and employment skills development
- Willing to participate in 3-week non-paid orientation
- Self-referrals are welcome as well
Youth must be willing to participate in all the program components:
Phase I – Intervention and Referral
- Youth are assessed and set targets to determine their desire and ability to be in the program.
Phase II – Programming
- 3 week non-paid orientation
- Facilitation focusing on life skill development, employment skill development, community engagement, volunteering and job shadow placements
- Work experience placements and job shadow preparation
Phase III – Work Placement
- Return to school
- Continuous outreach support; Family mediation, advocacy, intervention services, harm reduction planning, guidance and support, mentor-ship opportunities, evening support, on-site counselling and more
We accept referrals from:
- EPS – Youth Services Section
- Youth Probation
- Community Agencies
Interested in submitting a Referral?
Contact Working Warriors Administration