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In The Media

CTV News Montreal |  Job fair offers bright career prospects to young people

Oct.11, 2018 — CTV News interviews attendees at the Montreal Opportunity For All Youth Launch event including with Executive Vice President of Starbucks, Michael Conway.

Calgary Herald  |  Hiring fair employers open doors to Calgary’s vulnerable youth

September 28, 2018 — Calgary youth have long struggled with unemployment rates hovering around 15 per cent for those aged 15 to 24 years old in a city that already is facing the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation. Read more…

CTV Calgary  |  Young people flock to job fair

September 28, 2018 — CTV Calgary interviews with attendees at the first Opportunity For All Youth event in Western Canada.

CBC News Toronto  |  First Opportunity for All Youth Job Fair

June 27, 2018 — The first Opportunity for All Youth Launch event in Toronto was featured on CBC News Toronto.

CBC News  |  Large companies join forces to hire 40,000 Canadian youth

May 23, 2018 — Eight large companies have joined forces under the banner Opportunity for All Youth (OFAY) to hire 40,000 youth facing employment barriers over the next five years, starting by offering more than 150 jobs to young people in Toronto this June. Read more…

CBC Here and Now Toronto  |  Big companies help youth get jobs

May 23, 2018 — It can be tough to get a job when you’re young, not in school or training for anything. Now, a coalition of eight companies are joining together with MaRS to help. Richard Derham is the Lead Executive of a new initiative called Opportunity For All Youth. Listen now…

Press Releases

Press release  |  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Joins Coalition of Leading Companies in Canada To Host Hiring Fair to Provide Meaningful Employment to Vulnerable Youth in Toronto

CNW  |  Leading Canadian Companies Take Action To Provide Meaningful Employment For 40,000 Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Youth

TORONTO, May 23, 2018 – An unprecedented coalition of Canada’s leading companies – Starbucks, Walmart, Chipotle, HMSHost, Tridel Corporation, The Source, Coast Capital Savings and TELUS – supported by MaRS Discovery District is coming together with government and community employment agencies to take action to provide jobs and training opportunities to youth who need it most. Read more…

Download the press release