Youth Action Plan

Youth Action Plan and Youth Opportunities Strategy programs are delivered by agencies and community partners in more than 30 communities.

These youth opportunities programs have a range of objectives, including increasing the opportunities for meaningful employment for at-risk youth and providing outreach supports to connect those most at-risk to services. In 2014-15, at-risk youth received summer employment experience through the Jobs for Youth (JFY) Program, the Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI), and year-round support from the Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) Program. In 2014-15, over 5,100 youth were provided with employment opportunities through JFY and 630 through YIPI.

  • 4,612 youth were placed in summer jobs and 530 in after-school jobs (target figure) with local employers through the Jobs for Youth Program;
  • 379 placements were funded for the 2014-15 summer program, and 251 placements were planned for the 2014-15 after-school program with local police services in the Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI); and
  • Approximately 11,500 hard-to-reach youth were provided advice and were connected to appropriate services through the Youth Outreach Worker Program using the new Stages of Change referral tool.

Performance Measure: Summer job and training opportunities for vulnerable youth - Number of Youth Served (Youth In Policing Initiative, Jobs For Youth, and Youth Served by Youth Outreach Workers).

Program 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15
Job placements for YIPI - Summer 105 159 161 311 369 383 381 370 379
Job placements for YIPI - After school 232 270 251
Job placements for JFY - Summer 807 1,806 1,739 4,052 4,916 4,521 4,203 4,612 4,055
Job placements for JFY - After-school 530 530
Youth served by YOW 2,184 27,306 19,604 23,913 24,247 20,567 20,144 20,000 11,542

Service data is based on actual data with the exception of JFY After-school program which is a target figure.