youth employment

April 18, 2019
   by Canadian Bahá’í News Service The Bahá’í Community of Canada   In a rapidly-changing society, many young people struggle as they take their first steps into the workforce. In a city like Toronto, vulnerable youth face additional challenges with navigating interviews, structural barriers, and expectations in the workplace.   These were among the issues discussed by some 30 participants in a “Community of Practice” gathering organized by YouthREX (Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange) and the Baha’i Community of Canada’s Office of Public Affairs. The event was held at the Toronto Baha’i...
July 25, 2016
by Rebecca HouwerYouthREX Manager of Knowledge Exchange      “A first job means more than a paycheque. It can mean increased self-confidence, access to mentors, exposure to opportunities beyond your neighbourhood, understanding the value of education, and it builds the belief that your current circumstances do not define your future possibilities.”- Susan McIssac, Former President and CEO, United Way Toronto and York Region, Civic Action Board (Escalator Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers) It has been a couple of weeks since school let out for the summer. With the end of school comes the question...