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Ontario Youth Opportunities Strategy Jobs for Youth Summer Experience 2014

Program Background

The Ontario Government Youth Opportunities Strategy Jobs for Youth Program works with young people in the priority neighbourhoods of Malvern, Jamestown, Jane/Finch & Westminster/Branson, Kingston/Galloway, Scarborough Village, Eglinton East/Kennedy Park, Dorset Park, Lawrence Heights, Weston/Mt. Dennis, Steeles/L’Amoureaux, Flemingdon Park/Victoria Village and Crescent Town. The program will offer immediate support to improve the economic opportunities for youth in the short term.

The program creates opportunities for youth from underserved communities by giving them tools to help them succeed, including job readiness training and support, paid employment placements for July and August and post-employment support. Post-employment support includes connecting the youth to post secondary opportunities, assisting them in finding part-time employment, and providing information on the various services offered by agencies within the communities.

Administered by Tropicana Community Services, the program caters to approximately 1020 youth aged 15–18 each year. Youth are employed through the program in a variety of jobs thus gaining valuable work experience. They receive minimum wage and jobs are fully subsidized for the employers for six (6) weeks at 35 hours per week.

Offices will be open on June 3, 2014 and remain open until August 29, 2014

Please note that applications will be accepted from June 3- 10, 2014.


Malvern Youth Community Employment Program
McLevin& Tapscott
180 McLevin Ave., Scarborough, ON M1B 6H7 

Kingston Galloway

East Scarborough Storefront
Lawrence & Galloway
4040 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough, ON M1E 2R2

Scarborough Village

Orchard Grove Housing Co-operative
Kingston Rd.  & Markham Rd.
3392 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, ON M1M 3W5

Flemingdon Park/Victoria Village

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices (The Youth Centre)
Overlea Bld. & Thorncliff Park Dr.
45 Overlea Blvd., Toronto ON M4H 1B8

Crescent Town

Crescent Town Club
Victoria Park Ave. & Danforth Ave.
2A The Market Place, Toronto ON M4C 5M1

Steeles L’Amoureaux

North West Scarborough Youth Employment Centre
Finch Ave East & Kennedy Rd
3850 Finch Ave. East, Unit 410 M1T 3T6

Eglinton East Kennedy Park

The Hub - Mid Scarborough
Brimley Rd & Eglinton Ave
2660 Eglinton Ave. East, Scarborough ON M1K 2S3

Dorset Park

Dorset Park Community Hub  
Kennedy Rd& Ellesmere Rd
1911 Kennedy Rd. Unit 105, Toronto ON M1P 2L9


San Romanoway Revitalization Association
Jane St. & Finch Ave.
10 San Romanoway Ave., Toronto, ON M3N 2Y2

Community Microskills Development Centre
Martin Grove Road & Bethridge Rd
1 Vulcan St., Etobicoke, ON M9W 1L3

Lawrence Heights

Please apply at the Learning Enrichment Foundation
- see below.

Weston/Mt. Dennis

Learning Enrichment Foundation
Black Creek Drive & Todd Baylis Blvd
116 Industry Street, Toronto, ON M6M 4L8

West Expansion

Jamaican Canadian Association
Finch Ave West & 400
995 Arrow Rd,   Toronto, ON M9M 2Z5

East Expansion

Glen Park Co-Operative Homes Inc.
Midland Ave. & Eglinton Ave.
2495 Eglinton Ave. E., Scarborough, ON M1K 2R1

Summer Jobs for Youth