Funding for Employment Training and Readiness

Youth Opportunity Fund

If you would like to take a course or program that isn’t being offered by a post-secondary school but will have a positive impact on your career, or is required to get a job, you may be eligible to receive support through the Youth Opportunity Fund.

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Pre-employment support

Through our Youth Works program, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada partners with agencies across the country to provide pre-employment supports to youth in and from government care. Youth Works is supported by RBC Future Launch and funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program.

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Young People In Profile

Meet Kahleen

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“I used to think for a long time that family was the group of people that you actually came from, that you lived with, that was your actual bloodline. I’ve come to the understanding that family is something that you can make. Family to me are people who try to provide support and help when you need it, even when you don’t ask for it, the people that genuinely want to see good happen for you.”

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