Youth Works Program sponsored by RBC Future Launch and funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program
Youth Works is a pre-employment development program that aims to help youth in and from care in their transition to independence.
When youth “age out” of the child welfare system, it can be a stressful and disorienting time. They lose access to all supports, including a social worker and other resources. Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is committed to helping to ensure that youth transitioning from child welfare across Canada into an independent life have improved access to post-secondary education and to setting them on the course for finding and maintaining meaningful employment. In partnership with six child- and youth-serving partners, we are implementing the Youth Works program in Richmond, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Brandon, Manitoba; Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; and Fredericton, New Brunswick.