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Community Partner Info Sheet
Opportunities Unlimited 2014
ABOUT YOUTH IN MOTION
Youth in Motion is a national charitable organization that helps youth make meaningful educational and career
decisions while inspiring them to be contributing citizens. We are focused on developing the leadership, employability
and life skills of youth empower them to reach their full potential in life and in their careers. For more information
please visit our website at www.youth-in-motion.ca
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Youth in Motion’s Opportunities Unlimited™ (OUL) is a 26 week innovative employability skills development program
for youth between the ages 16-30 facing employment barriers. The program is designed to help youth develop
employment skills and work experience, while learning to establish achievable career goals. The program also strives to
empower them to make key life skills enhancements for both their professional and personal lives in areas such as
health and well-being, self-esteem, communication, and conflict resolution.
During the first 4 weeks of the program participants learn essential pre-employment and life skills. This training is then
put in practice during a 22 week paid work placement. Each participant is paired up with a mentor who provides
encouragement and coaching during placement, an important part of the program. By the end of the program the
participants are working towards being job-ready or committing to going back to school fulltime to be in a stronger
position to have meaningful career options.
PARTICIPANT SELECTION CRITERIA
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Youth between the ages of 16-30
Not working or going to school and legally entitled to work
Not in receipt of Employment Insurance
A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or granted Refugee Status in Canada
Facing one or more of the following unemployment barriers: high school non-completion, language barriers, single
parent, lack of social support, Aboriginal origin, visible or ethnic minority
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
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Youth must apply to this program and be referred by a community agency partner
Community agency partner will provide initial assessment using OUL Application Form provided and
fax/ email completed applications to Youth in Motion
Eligible applicants will be contacted by Youth in Motion and invited for an interview
Space is limited (only 15 spots per program cycle)
PROGRAM KEY DATES & INFO
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Opportunities Unlimited Program runs from late January to July, 2014*
Intake starts November 4, 2013 and ends mid-January, 2014
4 weeks full time paid training + 22 weeks full time paid work placement**
*Exact program dates to be provided in early January 2014
**Rate of pay is based on the prevailing Ontario adult minimum wage rate of $10.25/hour
To receive an Application Form for your clients please email [email protected]
Please fax or email completed applications to Katerina Cepero
at 416.962.2946 or at [email protected]
Questions? Call us at 416.962.4946 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]
Youth in Motion™ is a federally registered charity dedicated to offering innovative programs for Canada's youth.
Charitable registration number: 85733 8040 RR0001 Find out more at www.youth-in-motion.ca
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