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NEWS | NOV 07 2022

Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. From big acts of kindness to small gestures that make someone’s day, #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. Together we help create strong communities for everyone.

On Giving Tuesday 2022, we at invite you to join us in celebrating the power of giving back. Our organization works hard to support our future workforce as they start their careers. Your support will help us provide career development support, mentorship programs, and paid apprenticeships to people across the country. On Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation so that we can continue to provide important education and training opportunities to youth, and ensure that they have the resources and skills to achieve success.

Learn more about our programs and services: is your one stop shop for finding a job in the trades! is an apprentice-to-job matching system that offers support and resources to both aspiring workers looking for opportunities as well as employers who want trained employees on their team.

Career Awareness Program:

Our Career Awareness Program helps students explore a wide range of careers with current information on how they can prepare for success. This program complements and extends traditional academic planning beyond the classroom, giving youth skills that will be needed outside their education contexts too!

Women as Career Coaches (WACC) and Men as Career Coaches (MACC):

Mentorship events that connect secondary students with adult mentors from a wide variety of career pathways. These events are a great way to inspire and support young men and women in our community. The interactive sessions allow for open conversations about future paths, post-secondary destinations as well work/life balance.

NEWS | OCT 19 2022

Celebrating Canada Small Business Week

As we begin to recover from the pandemic, it is more important than ever to support small businesses in our communities. From October 16-22, join us as we celebrate Canada Small Business Week and the hard work and dedication of Canadian small business owners.

At, we have the privilege of working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the skilled trades, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work throughout the pandemic and for the contributions they continue to make to not only the local economy but to our communities.

Small businesses in the skilled trades play an important role in our society; they provide essential services that keep our homes and businesses running smoothly and safely. Additionally, SMEs in the skilled trades create meaningful and rewarding jobs and generate revenue that supports families and the growth of local communities.

For that, we are very proud to be part of the Canadian Apprenticeship Service, providing financial incentives for SMES who are hiring and training Level 1 apprentices across the country.

Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, so it's fitting and very much deserving that we dedicate a whole week to celebrate the SMEs in our communities. Join us as we show our support for Canadian small businesses - not only this week, but every week!

NEWS | JUL 17 2022

Gateway To The Trades

What is Gateway to the Trades?

Gateway to the Trades is a part-time, facilitated skilled trades exploration and employment-readiness program that will equip participants with the skills and connections to find meaningful employment in the skilled trades.

Join us for 5 weeks of programming that includes:

* Skilled trades career awareness;

* Health and safety training;

* Numeracy skills for the trades;

* Financial literacy; and

* Job search and interview skills.

Participants will also make connections with skilled trades employers who are hiring, and receive wrap-around supports, such as tools and safety equipment, that will support their employment needs.

Registration Information:

Registration is on-going.


Other Details:

This virtual program will require a commitment of 1-3 hours per week. Participants will require access to a computer, the internet, speakers and a microphone. If participant require assistance acquiring these items, please let the program team know.

Participants will have the opportunity for in-person employer visits and networking events.

To be eligible, individuals must be out of high school - either graduated, graduating soon, or out of high school and requiring assistance completing their final credits.

This program is funded through the Government of Ontario's Skills Development Fund. As such, is required to collect participant registration forms (in addition to this application), and to share that data with our funder. Every participant accepted into this program will be required to complete a participant registration form prior to starting the program.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Meghan Paton at

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