Transition to Independence Program

Through the Transition to Independence Program, youth between the ages of 15-30 get job skills and hands-on paid work experience with local employers.  While in training, youth also get a living expense equal to minimum wage! 

Another program session will be starting in the near future.  Stay tuned for program updates.  

For more information, please fill out the form below or contact Nathan Muto, Program Coordinator, at 705.759.0909 extension 4254 or email

Youth Get:

  • A living expense equal to minimum wage while in training.
  • Up to 7 weeks (30 hours per week) of customized employment skills training, mental health and wellness support, customer service skills, and more! 
  • Free certificate training based on your needs, such as Smart Serve, First Aid, Food Handler Certificate, WHMIS, etc.
  • An 8-week (30 hours per week) paid work placement with a local employer at minimum wage to develop skills through a supportive on-the-job experience based on your employment goals and abilities.
  • One-on-one coaching to put your employment plan into action.
  • Childcare and transportation are available where appropriate and required.


  • 15 – 30 years of age
  • Not enrolled in school (in-class or online)
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status
  • Legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and regulations

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