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 term employment, youth are ‘bridged’ to appropriate employment/education programs. Youthlink delivers the program.

PARTNERS:

  • Service Canada (HPS)
  • City of Toronto

COMMUNITY CONTACT:
Marie Muli
(416) 595-9902

GOVERNMENT CONTACT:
Julie Western Set (City of Toronto)
(416) 338-1141

Lily Keoshkerian (Service Canada)
(416) 954-3027