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.
Power of Trades
The Power of Trades program is a pre-employment training program for newcomers to Canada in the Windsor-Essex region. During a 4-week in-class session, participants receive information and practical advice about finding and keeping a job in the skilled trades in Ontario.
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.
Employment Connections for Newcomer Youth - Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to succeed in the Canadian labour market through our new employment program for newcomer youth in Sarnia-Lambton!