Policy

Amplify the voices of youth!

Employer: 
City Youth Council of Toronto
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

This is an amazing opportunity to amplify the voices of youth by raising awareness and bringing attention to topics which are important to you and your neighbourhood - further striving to bring about positive change.

Every two years the City Youth Council of Toronto (CYC) hosts an election to elect Youth Councillors in all of our chapters across Canada. Our chapters are the only democratically elected network of Youth Councils in North America.

Advocate

Employer: 
The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Contact name: 
Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Advocate for Children and Youth position at the Advocate's Office

Be the Boss 2016

Date(s): 
Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:00

Come and celebrate International Youth Day! We are hosting an fun filled day centralized around entrepreneurship.

There will be different workshops for youth (13-19) to attend and learn more about the world of business while being able to win great prizes. 

Think you have what it takes to Be the Boss? Participants can register to participate in a pitch competition for top prizes of $200, $300 and $500 cash!!

The day will end with a party through our partnership with Freedom Fridayz after our Community BBQ!

Transportation and Food included!

Employability Skills for Youth Program

Date(s): 
Mon, 07/18/2016 (All day)
Contact name: 
Nicole

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to make you aware of the Employability Skills for Youth program which is operationalized as part of the Centre for Education and Training.

More specifically, the program provides ongoing employability and essential skills training, job search assistance and entrepreneurship training to youth seeking full-time employment. Our clients consist of youth who are between the ages of 15 and 30 and come from varied employment and educational backgrounds.

CLASP Public Legal Education Workshop

Source: 

The Community and Legal Aid Service Programme (CLASP) is a legal aid clinic staffed by supervised students
from the Osgoode Hall Law School and the School of Social Work at York University. 

Students are supervised by Review Counsel and the Community Outreach Counsellor in their work with the community. CLASP serves low-income individuals in the Toronto area with a variety of legal problems.

Recent Violence - What the City Can Do - Town Hall - July 18

Date(s): 
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:30

Hello,

As you may know, the City of Toronto has recently experienced a surge in gun violence and is currently on pace to breaking the gun deaths record of the year 2005 dubbed “The Year of the Gun”.  It has many wondering what measures must we take in order to stop gun crime, & how we can focus on the needs of (MVP) youth most vulnerable to serious violence & crime.

Zero Gun Violence Movement 3rd Anniversary Message and Video

Fighting An Uphill Battle: Report On The Consultations Into The Well-Being Of Black Youth In Peel Region

Source: 

"This report addresses the lack of opportunity for black racialized youth, as well as other racialized youth in Peel region, and examines their experiences with identity issues, policies, the economy and racism.I chose this piece because it details “crimes of opportunity” that young racial minorities experience, how they play out in Peel Region, and what in particular needs to be addressed and solved. One suggestion is to increase the number of racialized teachers. I think this is significant because it is important to have a teacher who can relate to your experience.

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