Youth Job Connections: Summer Stream

The YJC: Summer Stream is open to all eligible youth between the ages of 15 and 18 who are intending on returning to high school or beginning post-secondary studies at the end of the program. The program will primarily focus on youth who are experiencing poor transitions between education and employment. Challenges may include difficulties in school (i.e. failing courses or skipping school), barriers to accessing post-secondary education (due to low school performance and/or lack of financial resources), family issues, poor community engagement (victims of violence, discrimination, involvement with criminal justice system), as well as individual issues such as low confidence and or lack of motivation.

The goal is to provide youth with training and employment opportunities that will help youth make informed career and education planning choices.

Program Highlights

  1. Minimum 20 hours paid pre-employment training

  2. Job Placements up to a total of 8 weeks
  3. Mentoring and transitional supports
  4. Individual counselling and support services


  • Between 15 and 18 years old at the time of registration

  • A resident of Ontario
  • Eligible to work in Ontario
  • High School Students* (*must be intending on returning to high school OR accessing post-secondary education after the program)



The program is open to all eligible youth. However, the intention is to help youth who have lower likelihood of finding a summer job by themselves, with a focus on those who are risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work.

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