We are changing the way businesses hire young workers.
Opportunity For All Youth is a national employer-led coalition focused on getting NEET youth (not in education, employment, or training) into jobs.
CONNECTING TALENTED YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THE BUSINESSES THAT NEED THEM
The Opportunity For All Youth initiative aims to fundamentally improve opportunities for vulnerable youth by setting a collective goal of providing meaningful employment and job training to 40,000 Canadians aged 15-29 who face barriers to entering the workforce.
Such a goal requires a collective effort, at a national scale, of committed employers working closely with community employment agencies, governments and foundations on hiring, retention and progression of youth who are job-ready but who lack opportunity.
Opportunity For All Youth is an employer-led, national effort to hire this population of youth by learning together, scaling what works, piloting new approaches, sharing this with other employers and growing the movement. Closing the opportunity divide creates pathways for youth who face barriers to entering the workforce, while meeting critical business needs and strengthening our economy.
Opportunity For All Youth is now funded by the Government of Canada’s Skills Link program.