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Youth Employment Support

Are you a young person who is unemployed or underemployed? Do you know someone who is? Take advantage of programs that pay youth to learn employment techniques that work! One of the many positive testimonials from a participant of the Youth Job Connection program: “This program gives me a reason to get out of bed … Continue reading

Boy Crisis?

You may have heard that girls are doing better than boys in school. Did you know that in some of Canada’s leading universities, the ratio is 70% female, 30% male in some of the most prestigious programs? Many are referring to this trend as a boy crisis. Unfortunately, there is a narrative in the public … Continue reading

Disability Rules are Relaxing

Major changes are being made to provincial programs that offer financial support and medical coverage to Ontario residents with disabilities. Some of the stringent rules governing the primary social support systems for disabled residents – Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) – are being relaxed. In the past, financial support would be … Continue reading

Soft Skills for Success

A recent Child Trends Report, Key Soft Skills that Foster Youth Workforce Success examines workplace outcomes and the connection to soft/human skills. Strong evidence indicates that the following five skills increase workforce success among youth ages 15 to 29. 1. Social Skills 2. Communication Skills 3. Higher-order Thinking 4. Self-control 5. Positive Self-concept Visit ChildTrends.com … Continue reading

upNext Durham

upNext Durham is an exciting three¬†week Digital Skills Development Program that offers young adults in Durham Region¬†the opportunity to get real world experience among many other skills. The aim of upNext Durham is to help improve participants’ chances of getting a job or starting their own business. DRUHC’s Marketing/Outreach Specialist, Elsii Faria (pictured speaking in … Continue reading

Immigration and Diversity

In October, Statistics Canada released a new national statistical portrait of immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada based on results from the 2016 Census. Some interesting statistics: A large number of respondents – 21.9% – indicated that they were or have been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This is the highest level … Continue reading

How We Can Help Youth with Sarah Delicate

At DRUHC’s 34th Annual General Meeting, Sarah Delicate, a consultant focused on Outcome-Based Management spoke about some of the employment challenges facing youth. Sarah delivered a presentation about youth disengagement and how to help youth build a plan that takes into consideration their values, skills and interests. Sarah encouraged community stakeholders to recognize that each … Continue reading

Financial Info for Newcomers

This month, the Durham Welcome Centres present Financial Literacy Workshops for Newcomers and New Canadians. On Tuesday, November 7th, Service Canada will provide information and answer your questions including: Why do we need to file an income tax return every year? What is a Canada Learning Bond? What other Government-funded Education Savings opportunities are available? … Continue reading