YMCA Breakthrough to Employment Program - Information Session

YMCA Breakthrough to Employment Program - Information Session

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YMCA Breakthrough to Employment Program - Information Session

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Feeling uncertain or stressed about the current job market? Wanting to find work, but don't know where to start? We can help you launch your career journey!

We can support you whether you:

  • are seeking your first job
  • don't have a lot of experience
  • have been laid off
  • had your hours cut-back
  • dropped out of school
  • are a recent graduate stalled in your job search
  • or you are not getting callbacks or interviews

We are currently recruiting 17-29 year olds who experience mental health (such as stress, anxiety, depression, etc.) as a barrier to employment to learn new skills and help kick-start their careers. Our next cohort for the online Fraser Valley Youth BEAT (Breakthrough to Employment and Training) Program starts November 14, 2022. Sign up for one of our upcoming information sessions-- more dates will be added closer to the start date. If you need help with accessing technology to attend online - let us know, we can help!

Youth BEAT

(Ages 17 to 29)

The YMCA Youth BEAT program supports youth with mental health barriers to Breakthrough to Employment And Training. The program also helps youth gain confidence in kick-starting their careers.

Participants can earn up to $600 in bonus incentives for successful completion of the program and employment outcomes!

This holistic program provides a wealth of support, training, and mentorship that is tailored to meet the individual needs of our participants.

Participants benefit from:

  • 5 weeks of online workshops based around employability, wellness and life skills and certificate training such as First Aid, WHMIS, and other options such as Foodsafe, Serving it Right, Security, Forklift, and so much more!
  • 12-week support phase during work placements with 1-1 career development coaching
  • additional supports as needed including for transportation, childcare, clothing and more
  • up to $600 in completion bonuses available

Program Requirements:

To participate in the program, youth must be between 17 and 29 years old and:

  • a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Confirmed Refugee,
  • unemployed or precariously employed,
  • and experiencing some form of mental health barrier* (ex: stress, anxiety, depression, etc.) to finding and/or maintaining employment *does NOT need to be formally diagnosed
  • not attending full time school


  • November 14, 2022 (Application Deadline: October 31, 2022)
  • Mon-Fri 9:30AM-3:00PM

How to sign up:

  • Register for an Eventbrite Information Session that fits your schedule

or (if none of the listed dates work for you)

  • Copy and paste the following link to fill out our online inquiry form and we will be in touch with an alternative time: https://forms.office.com/r/TxGwtFRA2z

If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to text or call us.

phone/text: 236-522-1277

email: youthbeat.fv@gv.ymca.ca