Fort York Food Bank (FYFB) Employment Access Project

FYFB’s Employment Access Project will enhance a shelter client’s ability to gain and retain employment. This objective is achieved by delivering a range of services including workshops, counsellors and a resource centre, either independently or with community partners. FYFB will engage project participants in voluntary service to ensure the project’s success and increase the client’s ability … Read more

Lakeside SCC at Dufferin Mall

This is a co-located service delivery location serving Service Canada and TSS clients. The goal of the partnership is to improve client service and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery. PARTNERS: City of Toronto/Ontario Works Rufus House (City of Toronto) (416) 392-6558

Ontario WorkInfoNet (OnWIN)

OnWIN is dedicated to providing employment and career information over the Internet. The OnWIN web site specializes in providing links to employment and career-related web sites in Ontario. Web site PARTNERS: Canada WorkInfoNet Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities COMMUNITY CONTACT: Ontario WorkinfoNet Telephone: (705) 254.6943 E-Mail: GOVERNMENT CONTACT: Chantal Locatelli Senior Policy Adviser, … Read more

Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Conference

The Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Conference is delivered by PCPI annually to create a grassroots forum to inform the immigrant employment policy agenda and to explore ways to facilitate the integration of skilled immigrants into the Toronto region economy. The conference attracts over 1,300 IEPs to share information and experiences with each other and with … Read more

Haween Enterprises

Owned and operated by the Somali Women and Children’s Support Network, Haween Enterprises is a sewing enterprise that makes textile products for manufacturers, private companies and individuals, and provides training and transitional employment for immigrant and low-income women. It has several large, long-term contracts to produce cloth bags and vacuum cleaner bags. Web site: … Read more

Youth Skill Zone

The Street Involved Youth Program (SIYP), formerly the Squeegee Working Youth Mobilization Program, was created for street-involved youth that use squeegeeing or panhandling as a means to survive. SIYP combines lifestyle stabilization with specific job skill development in 10-week modules that are delivered through partnership with other community agencies. To support next steps towards long … Read more

Youth Employment Toronto

Youth Employment Toronto targets at-risk and unemployed youth across the City through the work of six outreach workers. These workers go into the community to locate youth in a variety of settings including malls, hostels, drop-in centres, and provide on-site vocational assessments, counselling support and help make links to employment resources, with the end goal of … Read more

Toronto Youth Job Corps (TYJC)

TYJC operates in two phases; a life skills/pre-employment phase and a work placement phase. It is designed to help “at-risk” youth aged 16-29 who are no longer attending school to maintain and secure employment through the provision of counselling, life skills workshops, hands-on work experience and a supported job placement of up to 24 weeks. Youth … Read more

Phoenix Print Shop

Eva’s Phoenix has developed a printing shop to train 10-12 youth each year about the print business. The youth get intensive training in computer set-up and on the printing machines. They are working on real print jobs for real customers so are exposed to the pressures and deadlines in the industry. Most of the participants are youth … Read more

Sistering Inspirations Studio

Inspirations Studio is a studio space where homeless and marginalized women develop micro-businesses in arts and crafts production. Inspirations Business obtains bulk orders from organizations and corporations for gift items, which are sub-contracted to the members of the studio. Sistering owns and operates Inspirations Studio. Web site: PARTNERS: Ministry of Community and Social Services … Read more

ICE Committee