Achieving your employment goals.
Programs & Services
If you’re looking for a job or want help finding the career path that’s right for you, Springboard is here to support you. Each year, hundreds of youth and adults find jobs or training programs through Springboard that help them realize their potential. When you walk through our doors, you will find someone ready to help you develop a plan that is tailor-made to your unique needs. You will receive the specialized support, structure and guidance you need to achieve your employment goals. You will also find a range of personalized services, including one-on-one coaching, practical workshops and access to the tools you need to start your job search. Take a look at our employment programs to find the best fit for you:
Practical workshops and job development for unemployed individuals aged 16 and up. Through Springboard coaching, career exploration, goal planning, job search and job training, you will find a suitable job or career path.
This eight week pre-employment program is here for you if you’re 18 or over and on social assistance. Workshops will address life skills that can be barriers to your finding work, such as low self-esteem, anxiety or a lack of focus. Together, we will work on bringing down these barriers and by the end of the program, you will be ready to join a job development program, return to school or start your job search.
If you or someone you know is 15 to 30 years old, returning to school in the fall but looking for a summer job, you’ve come to the right place. We work with hundreds of employers to match you up to rewarding summer job experiences and provide pre-employment workshops on resume prep, job searching, interview skills and workplace safety.
Are you committed to exploring an entrepreneurial venture, such as self-employment or small business and between the ages of 19 to 29? During four months of entrepreneurial skills training, you will develop practical skills, be coached by “mentor-preneurs” from the community and pitch your ventures for further supports, including micro-financing.
Youth Violence Intervention Ambassadors facilitate life skills workshops for their peers. These interactive workshops are designed to empower and help youth develop the skills and tools needed to be proactive in dealing with anger, substance prevention, managing emotions, healthy relationships and other stressful situations.
To speak with one of our employment counsellors, contact us at 416-849-4421.
Angela came to Springboard’s Employment Services in July 2013 after struggling to find full time employment in the Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing industry. It was her first time visiting an Employment Service office, so she was uncertain of what to expect and whether it would be right for her. “I had no reason to worry. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and I was matched up with an employment specialist who put me at ease. She listened to my concerns and showed that she truly understood my situation. Her extensive knowledge on employment opportunities helped me decide to apply for the OSEB (Ontario Self-Employment Benefit) program. She continued to provide me with support throughout the application process, answering any questions I had and providing the documents I needed in a timely manner. Thanks to Springboard, I was accepted into the program, and am looking forward to developing my skills so that I can run my own business one day.”
*For privacy purposes, a stock image was used to represent Angela.