Update: Thank you for your interest in our Transition to Independence Program. Unfortunately, our September 18th session is now full, and we are no longer accepting applications to participate in the 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!  

Have questions? 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.
  • A 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 support are available where appropriate and required.


  • 15 – 30 years of age
  • Not enrolled in school (in-class or online)
  • Available Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm, to participate 
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada 

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