Private Sector Jobs and Mentorship Initiative
As a part of the Enhanced Ontario Youth Action Plan, we are expanding the model for private sector leadership on youth employment to communities across Ontario.
For many young people, growing up today can be tough. Many face challenges like never before and many don’t know where to turn for support.
Ontario has worked with community agencies, police and the private sector to develop more employment and entrepreneurship services and programs for youth in under-serviced areas to:
This program provides jobs for youth between the ages of 15 to 18 to work with police departments across Ontario. Youth can develop skills that could lead to a possible career in policing. Youth have an opportunity to work in a variety of areas, including information technology, forensic identification, community events and traffic safety.
Youth who are interested can contact their local police department to inquire about Youth in Policing positions that are available.
Through this initiative, Ontario has partnered with the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance to engage youth, employers, community leaders, labour and governments in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. They provided support on how to increase jobs, mentorship and entrepreneurship opportunities in the private sector for at-risk youth.
CivicAction led a series of consultations to develop a strategy that can be more adapted by communities across the province to:
As a result of these consultations, the Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers report was developed. It recommended four key actions to connect youth facing barriers with jobs:
CivicAction has also facilitated the implementation of these four key actions. It is led by the private sector in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to support employment and mentorship opportunities for young people facing barriers to success. CivicAction’s work on the four key actions led to the: