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Volunteer Credits

Are a student who needs to earn volunteer credits for school? It can be difficult to balance volunteer requirements with homework and extra curricular activities during the school year. Consider earning your credits during the summer. Volunteer Durham is provides a comprehensive database of opportunities in the Durham Region. Visit the Volunteer Durham website to … Continue reading

Student Grants

The Government of Canada offers Student Grants that fund part-time and full-time students, students with dependents, students with disabilities and students from low and middle income families. Some of the grants include: Grant for students from low-income families: A grant of $250 per month for eligible students who belong to a low-income family. Grant for … Continue reading

Valuable Feedback

The Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is working to help you plan your future. The latest feedback from college students, graduates and their employers can help future college students decide if college is the right choice and, if so, which program. The data offers insight not only to potential college students but … Continue reading

Millennial Labour Market

The Globe and Mail recently surveyed young people to ask them about their experience in the Labour Market. Millennials report that their job search is frustrating, tough, and difficult. Based on responses provided, 23.4% of millennials between the ages of 19 – 30 have precarious work; 21% are working more than one job; and 31.9% … Continue reading

Opportunities for Youth

Did you know that we offer several programs to help young people find work? In fact, we guarantee a job interview within 4 weeks of starting one of the youth-centric Employment Ontario programs offered at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. Make sure you are working this summer! Now is the time to take advantage … Continue reading

Reinventing Home

Soaring real estate prices and a precarious work reality for young people is changing the way that some families are choosing to live. The Toronto Star recently released an article about a family of four who has chosen to re-invent their home to adapt to changing living conditions. Recognizing that it would be impossible for … Continue reading

We Are Hiring In Oshawa!

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s OSHAWA location is hiring three summer students! The following positions are available for 30 hours/week: Resource Coordinator Job Development Client Data Base Coordinator Youth Resource Coordinator To learn about the requirements and skills needed for these positions and how to apply, click here.   Read Employment E-News – May … Continue reading

Financial Skills for Youth

A plan to teach students how to handle money has been launched by the Province of Ontario. Pilot projects in 28 high schools will revamp the Grade 10 Careers Course to make Financial Literacy part of the curriculum. The pilot program will impact approximately 700 students and will run until June 2017. Student and teacher … Continue reading

Millennial Challenges

Millennials are dealing with significant challenges in the new economy. Youth, aged 15 – 24, are facing unemployment rates of more than 12%, almost twice the unemployment rate of the general population. Of those who are employed, more than 25% are underemployed. Although enrollment in Canadian universities has more than doubled since 1980, millennials are … Continue reading

Student Career Strategies

A new report from People for Education indicates that students in Ontario are not benefiting as they could be from Ontario’s Careers Strategy that was initiated in 2013. The report praises the program but states that it falls short in implementation due to a shortage of Guidance Counsellors. Helping students understand their interests will be … Continue reading