Y Works (Windsor and London)

Skills building and employment supports for youth and young adults.
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. Over a 5-week period we provide individual and group-based support that include employability skills building workshops. Upon completion, we connect participants with a paid job opportunity or with appropriate courses and training opportunities in a field of their choice. For those entering the workforce, an additional 12 weeks for tailored support are provided to both participants and their employer to promote long-term success. 


Week 1-5 
Group and individual based employment preparation assistance for 32.5 hours per week, wherein participants will be paid an allowance equivalent to the minimum wage per hour. 

Week 6-17 
Paid job opportunity with tailored supports provided to both participants and employer; or assistance with enrollment into academic/training course(s).

Child care
Professional mental health support 
Allowance (equivalent to minimum wage during the in-class portion) 
Work-related material and supplies
Completion bonus
Employment and academic advice
Interview preparation 
On-the-job supports for participants and employers


15-30 years old
Legally entitled to work in Canada 
Able to commit 32.5 hours per week for the duration of the program  

If you are interested in this program, please provide us with your basic information. A program representative will contact you within 5 business days. 

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Program information (Windsor) 

Abby Russell 
Employment Specialist 
(519) 258-9622 ext 2655

Cheyene Shuart
Employment Specialist
(519) 258-9622 ext 2654

Program information (London)

Madeline Bassant
Employment Specialist 
(519) 667-3300 ext. 2039