One way the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario helps to build strong communities is by creating opportunities for newcomers, youth and people with disabilities. Our Employment Services support participants in breaking barriers to employment, through workshops, paid work placements, and training.
Y Works (Windsor and London)
Y Works is an employment program that assists youth and young adults ages 15-30 to overcome barriers of employment. Our program delivers a range of activities that help youth overcome barriers to employment and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market.
The Ontario Newcomer Trades Action Program (ONTAP) provides information and training related to opportunities in Ontario’s skilled trades. Supports are available to service providers, employers, and under-employed community members interested in long-term, rewarding career opportunities.
Y Opportunities is an employment program that assists people with diagnosed or self-identified disabilities overcome their barriers to employment. Our supports are designed to help participants refine and discover new skills towards labour market integration or further education.