Media Stories

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MEDIA
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HEADLINEProvince expands pandemic pay increases to more front-line workers including paramedics, public health nurses
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Apr 29, 2020
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The province has expanded the $4 an hour pay increase to more front-line workers combating COVID-19. Paramedics, public health nurses and addictions and mental health workers in hospitals and congregate care settings, and respiratory therapists will now be eligible to receive the expanded pandemic pay. The pandemic pay was initially announced Saturday and eligible workers included staff working in long-term care and retirement homes, emergency shelters, supportive housing, social services congregate care settings, corrections institutions and youth justice facilities, home and community care providers, and some staff in hospitals.>> COVID-19-related; Health care; Nursing

HEADLINEStudents, newcomers advised to think safety when entering the workforce
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Toronto Star
DATE
Feb 20, 2020
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Amid the typical criteria of job seekers such as location, compensation and opportunity, an often overlooked aspect of the job search is workplace safety, as the injury rate for new workers — regardless of age — is three to four times higher in the first month on a job than the normal rate. >> Youth

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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CBC News
DATE
Jul 18, 2019
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Let's Talk' program helps newcomer youth navigate their new lives in Kitchener-Waterloo. >> Youth

HEADLINE‘I can do everything’: Employment program tries to empower newcomers
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Feb 25, 2019
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Hasta Subba spent years in a refugee camp in Nepal and didn't want to spend the rest of her life cleaning hotel rooms in Fredericton. >> Women; Youth

HEADLINEStarbucks commits to 1,000 refugee hires by 2022 (Apr 24/18, The Star)
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The Star
DATE
Apr 24, 2018
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Youth hired through training programs have better retention rates, said Starbucks spokesperson. >> Restaurant; Retail; Youth

Programs & Events

Sectors:
All
Type:
Training for those experiencing barriers, Youth
Organizers:
Youth Employment Services (YES)
Location(s):
GTA-Central, GTA-West, GTA-North, GTA-East
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
Not specified
Sectors:
All
Type:
Job search, Youth
Organizers:
The Neighbourhood Organization
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
3
Sectors:
All
Type:
Job search
Organizers:
Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified
Sectors:
All
Type:
Basic skills with English, Job search, Mentoring, Training for those experiencing barriers, Training with newcomer focus, Youth
Organizers:
Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified
Sectors:
All
Type:
Mentoring, Youth
Organizers:
The Neighbourhood Organization
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Leaside
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
3