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Join our Youth Quest Program

“I gained more insight on what types of jobs align with my values. I also gained a lot of knowledge on community resources I never would have known if it weren’t for the workshops in the program.”

– 2020 Youth Quest Participant

This program is for youth aged 15-30 who are either unemployed or under-employed and looking for full-time employment. Youth Quest provides 6 weeks of pre-employment training with 14 weeks of paid work experience. During the six-week pre-employment training youth build employability, job maintenance and life skills to help remove the barriers that have been preventing them from accessing the labour market. Participants also secure a 14-week supported work experience to help them make the permanent transition into full-time employment. This program is funded by Service Canada and is delivered in Barrie, Orillia, and Alliston.

Program Start Dates:

  • May 3, 2021
  • July 5, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • November 8, 2021

Questions? Please contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable Youth Services staff!

Orillia Team
Maggie Culhane | Youth Outreach Worker, Orillia | marguerite.culhane@sm.ymca.ca
Melissa Mills | Youth Outreach Worker, Orillia | melissa.mills@sm.ymca.ca

Barrie Team
Paul Santos | Youth Outreach Worker, Barrie | paul.santos@sm.ymca.ca
Brenda Stern | Youth Outreach Worker, Barrie | brenda.stern@sm.ymca.ca

South Simcoe Team
Ash Fahey | Youth Outreach Worker, South Simcoe | ashlyn.fahey@sm.ymca.ca
Sarah Drake | Youth Outreach Worker, South Simcoe | sarah.drake@sm.ymca.ca

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