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Youth Breakthrough to Employment and Training is a free, five-week online program that supports youth experiencing mental-health barriers to achieve their employment goals.

On average, 84% of our participants obtain a job opportunity upon completing the program.

Program Features:

  • Pre-employment supports and job-readiness skills such as resume building, interview prep and job maintenance
  • Supported job search and coaching after completion of the program
  • Up to $700 in cash completion bonuses!
  • Career planning, employment counselling, mentoring and coaching
  • Workshops such as First Aid, Mindfulness, Diversity and Inclusion, Nutrition and more
  • One-on-one support from a dedicated Employment Coach
  • FREE six-month YMCA Gym Membership 


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"I hoped to expand my knowledge and break through some comfort zones with guidance and assistance. Which I did, but the main thing I came to find almost immediately was a warm, welcoming community. A little family of squares on a screen, sharing a few similar steps in vastly different journeys in life. Some of which will be supports in my life, as well as me with theirs for a long time to come. There is a very unique bond I’ve gained with others who have very different struggles than mine yet have been some of the most supportive people I’ve met."

- 2022 Youth Breakthrough to Employment Participant


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