YouthConnect 

YouthConnect equips youth and youth workers with critical pre-employment skills that are relevant across sectors. For the last six years, we have worked across Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary, Halifax, and more.

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YouthConnect

Active
Inclusive Economy
April 12, 2021
Problem Addressed

Over 800,000 Canadian youth are disconnected from employment. Many of these youth are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), and so access to employment is even more difficult. YouthConnect aims to support them through online workshops and resources.

Solutions Implemented
  • Free resources on online brand building through LinkedIn.

  • Free resources on financial literacy.

  • Free resources on networking tips.

Key Results

Youth & Youth Workers Trained

Over the last seven years, the YouthConnect program has trained over 5,200 youth and youth workers on online branding and digital skills-building.

LinkedIn Learning

Since 2018, we have distributed 4,800+ free LinkedIn Learning licenses to youth and youth workers to help them develop in-demand skills.

National Pilot Project

YouthConnect has reached Canadian youth across 20+ cities across Canada.

For the last seven years, we have worked with partners like RBC, LinkedIn, EY and the City of Toronto to deliver YouthConnect to over 5,200 youth and youth workers. Through annual events and regular trainings, youth and youth workers gained access to online branding and digital skills-building sessions. We have been working with community partners since 2018 to distribute over 4,800 free LinkedIn Learning licenses to vulnerable youth and employment service providers.

YouthConnect continues to focus on helping youth and youth workers optimize their online presence and learn to network in a virtual world.