QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR YOUTH IN TORONTO
When and how do I apply for the program?
If you are interested in applying, visit the Summer Jobs for Youth office nearest to you between June 4 and June 13, 2012 (see addresses below). Applications will be available at the offices.
Where are the Summer Jobs For Youth offices in Toronto located?
Site Office Locations
|Malvern Youth Community Employment Centre
180 McLevin Ave.
Toronto , ON M1B 6A2
|East Scarborough Storefront
4040 Lawrence Avenue E.
Toronto, ON M1E 2R2
|Orchard Grove Housing Co-operative
3392 Kingston Road
Toronto, ON M1M 3W5
|Eglinton East / Kennedy Park &
1919 Lawrence Ave. E. Suite B103 (lower level)
Toronto, ON M1R 2Y6
|Agincourt Community Services
1911 Kennedy Road
Toronto, ON M1P 2L9
|North West Scarborough Youth Employment Centre
410-3850 Finch Ave. East
Toronto, ON M1T 3T6
|Crescent Town||Access Alliance
3079 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M1L 1A8
|Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices – Youth Centre
28 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1C3
|Jane/Finch & Westminster-Branson||York University- TD Community Engagement Centre
1 Yorkgate Blvd, Suite 232A
Toronto, ON M3N 3A1
|Community Microskills Development Centre
7 Vulcan Street
Toronto, ON M9W 1L3
|Toronto Community Housing
37 Varna Drive
Toronto, ON M6A 2M4
|Weston/Mt. Dennis &
|Learning Enrichment Foundation
116 Industry Street
Toronto, ON M6M 4L8
When does the program start and how long is it?
The actual placement will depend on the employer, but will last up to six weeks during July and August 2012. You will also receive up to a week of paid training before the job starts and up to a week of paid training and support after you finish your placement. You will be paid for up to eight weeks that you participate in the program.
What is the program all about?
Summer Jobs for Youth helps young people ages 15 to 18 gain workplace skills through summer employment. The program is geared to youth who want to have their first job experience. It’s a win-win for employers and young people. You receive paid job skills training before the placement, a paid employment placement from July to August, and support and training after the job finishes.
What do you do in the training before and after the job?
- Before the job starts, you will receive up to a week of training based on your needs. This may include life skills, job skills, job search techniques, resume writing, goal setting, interview coaching, workplace orientation, and health and safety training.
- After your job finishes you can take advantage of up to a week of support, including updating your resume and planning for your future career.
How will the Summer Jobs for Youth office select the participants?
The program is available to youth 15 to 18 years old in 19 communities in Ontario. All applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be interviewed.
When will I know if I have been accepted to the program?
Successful applicants will be notified by telephone between June 18-22, 2012.
If I am successful, what documents will I need for registration?
To be registered in the program, youth will need the following documents:
- SIN Card
- Direct Deposit/Pre-authorization Form
- Health Card
How much will I be paid?
Participants will be paid $10.25 per hour for up to seven hours of work per day. Please note: the program does not pay for lunch breaks or overtime.
How many hours can I work?
The maximum hours of paid work each week is 35 and there is no allowance for overtime. Both you and your workplace supervisor will have to complete and sign your timesheets.
Will I be paid for pre-employment training?
You will be paid for up to 8 weeks that you participate in the program.
What if I’m interested in working for a particular company?
This program cannot guarantee employment with specific companies. If you are interested in a particular company, you can let them know about the Summer Jobs for Youth Program. Your local Summer Jobs office will have employer information about the program.
The St. James Town Youth Council’s Tennis Court Revitalization Committee is actively working to help turn a run down, unsafe tennis court into a revitalized, multi-purposed space for the entire community. We’re looking for someone to take charge of our webpage that will be used to update the community about our initiatives and allow them to submit designs they would like to see incorporated into the court.
Willing to work for the betterment of your community? Skilled with computers and web programming? This is the job for you!
Working alongside the SJTYC’s Tennis Court Revitalization Committee
Checking the committee’s email on a daily basis
Start-up a webpage within our existing council website
Making updates on the Tennis Court Webpage
Updating our Facebook Page & Twitter Feed
Experience working with HTML, CSS, and PHP
Knowledge about WordPress
Willingness to learn and be flexible with the committee’s efforts
March 1st, 2012 to June 30th, 2012
Remuneration: $120 ($30/month)
If interested, please send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please attach a copy of your resume along with a statement of interest outlining why you’re
interesting in this position.
Deadline: February 24th, 2012.
For everyone in search of employment this summer, Youth Employment Services (YES) will be hosting a workshop focusing on job search strategies and the Summer Jobs Service program they offer.
They have also mentioned they will be bringing some local employment opportunities along with them, so this would be a great place to begin looking for summer jobs!
Who: St. James Town youth
What: Summer Job Search Strategy Development, YES Summer Job Services
When: Tuesday, May 10th @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: 225 Wellesley St. Unit 4B
If there are any questions, please forward them to Shirley (email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you interested in healthy foods, and are looking to potentially pursue a career in the healthy food industry:
1. 94 Ossington, get off at Huron St. (After St. George), walk south on Huron St. Building will be to your right; ask around, people are friendly:)
2. Get to Spadina Station, take the 510 streetcar, get off at Wilcocks, walk East on Wilcocks St. Building will be to your left.
Youth Food Fair
Event date: Thursday, April 07, 2011, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Hall Lounge
Food leaders of tomorrow – meet the food leaders of today! Develop your career in Toronto’s dynamic food movement!
Toronto Youth Food Policy Council’s Youth Food Fair
A unique opportunity to connect 1-on-1 with Toronto’s leading food organizations.
Wilson Hall Lounge (2nd Floor)
40 Willcocks Street
Snacks will be provided by the Hot Yam, U of T’s vegan, local, and organic student collective.
Sponsored by Toronto Food Policy Council and New College.
Assistant Director, Student Life and Leadership
New College, University of Toronto
40 Willcocks Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1C6
Project YouthTube is seeking a dynamic and politically conscious individual committed to social justice to co-ordinate projects and outreach around youth civic engagement. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing activities, organizing meetings, volunteer recruitment and supporting the Project YouthTube Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Part-Time, approximately 15-18 hours per week, three-month contract with the possibility of extension, pending funding.
Start date: May 1st, 2011
Recognizing the systemic nature of exclusion within mainstream politics, Project YouthTube aims to challenge the structural barriers facing youth in Toronto from accessing and/or influencing legislations, politicians, media, and research. As a project that is 100% youth-led and organized, we want to ensure that youth are setting the agenda for issues affecting our communities. We are a group of young activists committed to social justice and interested in using non-traditional tools/resources to mobilize youths across the city.
Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Project YouthTube Coordinator will:
- Work to establish community partnerships with local schools, organizations, agencies, and associations
- Recruit, supervise and support youth volunteers in the program
- Organize and facilitate joint workshops with community partners
- provide administrative support to Project YouthTube’s Board of Directors as required
- Prepare workshop/events materials
- Monitor Project YouthTube’s technological equipment
- Provide support for funding proposals and reports
- Work with the Web Developer to support development of the Project YouthTube website.
- To act as an advocate and provide general information and referral services to youth on social justice, human rights, anti-racism, political, and social services
The Project YouthTube Coordinator will be a creative and enthusiastic organizer with the following qualifications:
- Sound understanding and strong commitment to diversity and youth engagement
- Demonstrated interest in youth mobilization, community development social justice, multimedia and social media
- Excellent understanding of marginalized communities and barriers facing marginalized people
- Demonstrated utility of community connections and resources
- Demonstrated leadership skills and teamwork flexibility
- Strong organizational, communication, and analytical skills
- Ability to stay non-partisan and build consensus on controversial/sensitive issues
- Experience in organizing community workshops, training sessions, and volunteer programs is a strong asset
- Excellent understanding of government structure and responsibilities
Primarily based in Toronto, the Project YouthTube Coordinator will be expected to travel within the GTA. Students are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated passion in youth mobilization.
If interested, please message for further information.