Girl looking down on the ground.

Education and Employment

Many of the youth we support have had their schooling or employment interrupted by family breakdown, learning disabilities, mental health issues, a lack of positive role models and other challenging factors.

We help each young person create a customized plan of action with education, life skills and employment training. This helps youth build confidence and grow and sustain their independence over the long-term.

Our impact

life skills workshops taken.

youth received job training and placements.

of youth in our Cooking For Life program secured employment.

All numbers above from Covenant House Toronto administrative data (2018).

Education and employment programs

Teenage boy in the city staring off into the distance.

Educational programming

Every young person comes to us at a different stage of their learning and growth. Some of the youth we see have not had strong role models growing up and need support in the basics: this is where life skills training comes in. For those ready for the next step, we offer the chance to resume their academic path.

On-site high school

Life skills

Two men in the kitchen chopping vegetables.

Job training

We help youth gain meaningful, stable employment by equipping them with skills and lending practical support. Whether through resume advice or hands-on professional training, learn how our young people prepare for their future careers.

Job centre

Cooking for Life

Two young people cooking in a kitchen.

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