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. Click here to view our full workshop schedule, and contact the Employment office to register!
Anna is a college student who was looking for a rewarding job over the summer, to get some valuable experience and to help pay for her school expenses. She was struggling to find a job on her own, but came across Springboard’s Summer Jobs Service online, and attended one of their registration sessions in February. Springboard counselors provided her with the guidance she needed, and helped her finalize her resume and practice her interview skills, in preparation for their big March Break job fair. At the fair, Anna met with a representative from Cineplex Odeon and was able to secure an interview. After a second interview, she was hired, and spent her summer making new friends, paying off her school expenses and securing valuable experience and references. Anna credits Springboard for helping to build her confidence. “They showed me that anybody can be successful once you make that effort… they made me believe in myself!”