Working Warriors

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

  • Employment
  • 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

Contact Working Warriors Administration


In partnership with:


Funded By:

Funded Canada Gov.
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