Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy: Four Programs Help Canadians Aged 15-29 Get Training & Experience

This video presents “Young Entrepreneurs can get up to $3,000 with Summer Company.”

You too, can turn your idea into a business with SUMMER COMPANY and you could get up to $3,000 to start it! If you are between the age of 15-29, APPLY TODAY.

Our most recent video featuring some participants from Summer Company program discussing how the program works, how they found success and what they have taken away from the experience.

The Youth Jobs Strategy involves four programs that are focused on helping youth aged 15-29 get the support they need to gain valuable workplace training and experience.

  1. The Youth Employment Fund
    • If you are unemployed, not in school full-time and between 15 and 29, Ontario will do more to help you connect with employers and get a job placement of four to six months.
    • Ontario will provide incentives to employers to help cover the cost of wages and training for new hires and help youth cover costs like transportation or tools required for the job.
    • Youth and employers can apply online now to Employment Ontario’s Employment Service.
  2. The Youth Entrepreneurship Fund
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Ontario Minister Responds: To Designate May 14 Each Year as ‘Children and Youth in Care Day’

This video (duration of 42:10) talks about the Youth Leaving Care Hearings in Ontario, Canada:

  • “Almost 17-thousand of Ontario’s 3.1 million children are in the care of Children’s Aid Societies.
  • A youth-led group of former crown wards and foster children says the government could be doing a better job.
  • What challenges do these young adults face while transitioning out of care?”

Please read Toronto Star’s excellent article “Ontario’s Youth Leaving Care hearings call for fundamental change to child welfare system“, which:

  • explains Ontario’s child welfare system needing fundamental change due to the following problems experienced by too many children in foster care and group homes:
    • isolation
    • vulnerability
    • and abandonment
  • calls on the province and others to work with children and yoth in care to:
    • produce an action plan by November 2012
    • make Ontario a better parent to roughly 8,300 children and youth in its care
    • make their transition to adulthood more secure
    • raise the age of financial and emotional support from 21 to 25
    • allow youth to stay in foster care beyond age 18
    • declare a “Youth in Care Day” to raise awareness and reduce stigma
    • develop ongoing health and education plans for every child and youth in care
    • collect and publish information on their experiences during and after they leave care
    • and create an online clearing house of information and resources for them
Ontario Minister Responds: To Designate May 14 Each Year as 'Children and Youth in Care Day'
Ontario Minister Responds: To Designate May 14 Each Year as 'Children and Youth in Care Day'

On May 14, 2012, in response to the Youth Leaving Care Report, the Minister of Children and Youth Services gave the following statement: