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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

upNext Durham

upNext Durham is an exciting three┬áweek Digital Skills Development Program that offers young adults in Durham Region┬áthe 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

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

Innovative Co-op Students

Employers are always looking for ways to drive business innovation. According to a recent Globe and Mail article, carefully managed projects to hire resourceful, innovative and tech-savvy co-op students can catalyze innovation in business. Recently, five students were paired with five CIBC Mellon employees in an incubator space. Their mandate was to identify business opportunities … Continue reading

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