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Youth Talks: (un)Employment Townhall
Mon, 16 January 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Sitting at 22%, Toronto's youth unemployment rate is higher than ever. Now, more than ever, we need a cohesive municipal strategy that supports, funds and encourages employment opportunities for youth.
The Toronto Youth Cabinet invites you to Youth Talks: (un)Employment, a public townhall that discusses the barriers facing youth today, and how we, as Torontonians, can advocate for greater access to employment services. Come learn about some Toronto-based programs that can enhance your professional experiences and skills, and speak first hand to our three expert panelists, that know a thing or two about youth employment.
Sonya Gulati: Representing Toronto on the federal Expert Panel on Youth Employment, Sonya has travelled across the country to speak to Canadian youth. She is a passionate and visionary leader skilled in applying evidenced based analytics, economic methodologies and strategic frameworks to complex, multi-faceted business problems. She is currently on the Youth Employment Expert Panel, and is a Manager with KPMG’s Public Sector Advisory Practice.
Othniel Litchmore: In his various capacities, both as the founder and host of 'Making it in Toronto' podcasts and Senior Program Design and Development Analyst at the Ontario Public Service, Othniel brings a great deal of insight to the table. Hear about his personal journey and listen to what he has learnt from his peers.
Brandon Hay: Training Manager at Building Up!, Brandon will talk about the various barriers to employment and how to break through them. His organization seeks a Toronto where people with barriers to employment have an opportunity to fight their communities' social and environmental issues with economically viable solutions.
Rosemarie Powell, Toronto Community Benefits Network: is Executive Director of the Toronto Community Benefits Network, a community-labour coalition that negotiates benefits for the community in terms of jobs and economic opportunities in major infrastructure projects. With her team, she has built a strong community-labour partnership with a support base of workforce development agencies, learning institutions and funders. Come and explore how they envision Toronto as an inclusive, thriving city in which all residents have equitable opportunities to contribute to healthy communities and a prospering economy.
Light refreshments will be served throughout the evening, and TTC tokens will be provided at the end of the event. First 100 registrants get a free Employment 101 toolkit! If you have an accessibility-related request and/or have any questions or concerns, please email Yasmeen Emadi, our Youth Employment Lead at email@example.com
We hope to see you there!