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Opportunity for All Youth
Opportunity For All Youth is a national coalition which originated with the MaRS Solutions Lab in Toronto to address youth unemployment. The initiative was launched locally with The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) in September 2018. To date, CERT Logistics, Cintas, Fairmont Palliser, HMS Host, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Starbucks, TELUS, The Source and Walmart have joined the coalition in Calgary.
Over five years, the aim of the coalition is to provide opportunities for 40,000 NEET (not in employment, education or training) youth who face barriers to entering the workforce across Canada. This goal will be achieved through partnerships between employers, employment agencies, governments and foundations. It focuses on the hiring, retention and career progression of youth who are job-ready but have challenges to obtaining employment.
In partnership with the coalition employers, YEC hosts Opportunity For All Youth hiring events year-round.
Youth ages 16-24 are encouraged to drop in to YEC (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave SE) for more information on upcoming events.
This Way ONward
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) has partnered with Gap Inc. to offer This Way ONward, a job skills training and paid work program to help youth ages 16-24 land their first job with Old Navy. The program launched in New York City in 2007 and has since expanded to over 15 cities across North America. YEC launched This Way ONward (formerly known as This Way Ahead) in Calgary in 2018. A YEC employment counsellor is available to support the youth through the program.
Connect with an Employment Counsellor today to learn about current opportunities in Calgary. Recruitment for 2021 in now closed.
Interested in learning more about the Landmark Cinemas' Pre-Employment Program? Join a virtual group session on October 7 and October 14 to learn more about age and availability requirements.
Please come back to this page for updates on upcoming events.