Youth Employment: Barriers and Opportunities

September 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

What are the barriers to meaningful employment for young people in our communities? How can we support youth in overcoming these barriers and meeting the demands of an ever-changing labour market?

In Ontario, the unemployment rate of young people between the ages of 15-24 is twice the unemployment rate of the general population; the rate of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) was 11.1% in 2016.

Precarious employment, unemployment, and underemployment impact outcomes for young people, particularly those who face systemic barriers and forms of discrimination based on race, gender, ability, language or identity.

Join YouthREX for this conversation about barriers to employment, and learn how the youth sector can promote pathways to meaningful employment and improve youth wellbeing.

This webinar will feature:

  • Tamara Balan, Associate Vice President, CivicAction & Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers
  • Lucas Gordon, Team Lead, RedReach
  • Osivue Isteumah, Equity & Employment Lead (2018-2019), and Mana Sadeghipour, Equity & Employment Lead (2017-2018), Toronto Youth Cabinet
  • Gladys Okine, Executive Director, First Work

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

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