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Woodgreen Youth Employment Centre


219 Dufferin St., Suite #1C, Building 201
Toronto, ON
M6K 3J1

Youth Job Connection (YJC) serves youth aged 15 – 29 who experience multiple or complex barriers to employment. The program provides more intensive support beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

YWCA Women’s Employment Centre Toronto

3090 Kingston Road, Suite 300
Scarborough, ON M1M 1P2
Tel: 416-961-8100

YWCA Toronto helps women find jobs by providing them with free or low-cost employment and training programs, specialized workshops and one-on-one career support. Please call before going in.

Tropicana Community Centre (Formerly AYCE Employment Services)


505 Consumers Road
Suite 102
North York, Ontario
M2J 4V8
(416) 491-7000

Helping job seekers gain skills and experience as well as employment. Tropicana offers culturally aware and supportive programs to those in need, including but not limited to counselling, settlement services, childcare, education, personal development, and employment services, with a predominant focus on the Caribbean, Black and African communities of Toronto.

Open: Mon & Wed – 9:00am-5:00pm,
Tues & Thurs – 9:00am-6:30pm,
Fri – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Employment Insurance (EI)


Tel: 1-800-206-7218

The Employment Insurance (EI) program provides temporary income support to unemployed workers while they look for employment or to upgrade their skills. The EI program also provides special benefits to workers who take time off work due to specific life events, i.e., illness, pregnancy, caring for a newborn or newly adopted child, caring for a critically ill or injured person, or caring for a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk of death.

Etobicoke YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services


83-1530 Albion Road
Etobicoke, ON M9V 1B4

Phone:  1 (416)741-8714

Email: [email protected]

At this YMCA location, we help job seekers find work. We provide resources, employment services and personalized advice to help people assess their skills and experience.  Our qualified staff can help you find work or start on the path to skills training. We also help employers hire people with the skills they need.

Youth Employment Services

555 Richmond Street West
Suite 711 – Box 115
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Tel: 416-504-5516
Fax: 416-504-4654
Email: [email protected]

Youth Employment Services offers a job board, help with resumes and cover letters, as well as online job training.

Youth Works Pre-Employment Readiness Program


For more information in Toronto/GTA, please contact:

Asifa Malik [email protected] OR at (416)  462 1010 ex 26

Through our Youth Works program, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada partners with agencies across the country to provide pre-employment supports to youth in and from government care. Youth Works is supported by RBC Future Launch and funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program.

These job banks provide current job listings in Toronto and the surrounding area.



Service Canada Job Bank






Local Work


Charity Village


Simply Hired


Rise Asset Development

105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON Canada M5S 3E6
647 232 RISE (7473)
[email protected]

Rise Asset Development’s Youth Small Business Program is a free evening course for youth aged 16 to 29 who are interested in launching or growing a small business. The program provides the following:

  • Business skills training to develop a concrete business plan
  • Creative and collaborative workshops for business idea development using Rotman Designwork’s powerful, customer centric Business Design curriculum
  • Access to in-class coaching and mentorship from business professionals
  • Use of a laptop for students without easy access to a home computer
  • $500 in startup capital for participants who complete the program, and eligibility to apply for a Rise low interest rate business loans

Access Community Capital Fund

401 Richmond St. West, Studio 252, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8.

Tel. 416-462-0496

Email:[email protected].

Website: www.accessccf.com.

Formed to help promising entrepreneurs with viable business plans gain access to financing not available through other sources.

To find out more about eligibility criteria & to apply please visit: http://www.accessccf.com/loans_for_business

Children’s Aid Foundation Financial Literacy Online Training


The Children’s Aid Foundation offers six online courses on budgeting, banking and financial services, saving, credit basics, debt, debt repayment & creditors. To be eligible, youth must be:

  • Under the age of 30 (for youth 18 years of age and under, a referral will be required from a child protection worker)
  • A current or former Crown (permanent) Ward with a Canadian child welfare agency, or youth eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth
  • Motivated to gain the skills, tools & knowledge to better manage your money

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada 

277 Wellington Street West 
Toronto, Ontario 
M5V 3H2  

Spadina & Front S 

Tel: 416.977.3222  


CPA Canada is working to address the growing social problem of financial literacy in Canada. Our mission is to deliver unbiased objective financial literacy education and information to improve the overall state of financial literacy in Canada. 

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