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2013 Employment Profile – Ontario

  The 2013 Employment Profile provide data and information on postsecondary education and employment to help guidance counsellors, students, their families, and others support better decision making about postsecondary education and career planning.

Academic Transition Tool

Online Academic Transition Tool designed to help students select a career / major that REALLY motivates them and choose a college or university that meets their distinctive learning preferences and behavioral style. Our program includes a comprehensive behavioral profile and interest inventory to help students make better academic and campus life decisions.

Aged Out

AgedOut.com is for young adults who were in government care in BC. It’s an up-to-date warehouse of information on resources and services available to young adults and a learning tool to help people feel empowered as they leave care. The website is separated into 6 sections: Education, Health & Wellness, Housing, Money & Income, ID Needs and Personal Life. A gamification approach is used to make the resources and information more accessible to youth.

Around the Rainbow: Resource Kit for Parents, Educators and Service Providers

  Family Services Ottawa received a three-year grant from the Counselling Foundation of Canada in 2008 to expand programming for families with a parent or parents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc. The program aims to reduce discrimination, homophobia, bullying and exclusion experienced by children in schools and the greater community. Family Services Ottawa offers counselling and support services to anybody in Ottawa who needs it. Their programs are run by counsellors who are highly skilled and trained in each of its service areas whether it is providing support to cope with an abusive relationship, coping with stress and anxiety, or adjusting to a divorce or separation.

Bright Ideas: Crowd-sourcing solutions to improve youth employment in Canada

Bright Ideas is a new initiative by TalentEgg that aims to crowd-source solutions to improve youth employment in Canada. Submit your own idea or vote for others’ to help us improve the youth employment situation.

Building the Bridge: Enriching the volunteer experience to build a better future for our communities (Research Findings)

How can we bridge the gap between what youth – young Canadians aged 15-24 years old – are looking for in volunteering today and how organizations are engaging youth volunteers? Conducted in the summer of 2010, a new pan-Canadian research study provides the most current national data about the changing culture of Canada’s voluntary sector, including information specific to the nation’s youth population. Unlike earlier surveys that emphasized overall participation rates, this new research captured: – What youth want in their volunteer experiences; – The issues youth have in finding satisfying volunteer roles; – and What organizations can do to enhance the volunteer experience for youth, which in turn can help them achieve their missions and ultimately build stronger communities. View

Career Coaching your Teens: A Guide for Parents

This guide was prepared to help parents support their teens as they explore career options. It provides suggestions on career planning, how to talk to teens about career choices and how to find an ally who can help prepare teens for entry into the workforce. You may wish to use this guide as a background document for parent-teacher meetings or drawing on the suggestions to develop activities and/or referring parents and their teens to the resource list for additional information.   View

Career Kids

For K to High School teens, college students and adults, Career Kids offers the greatest selection of educational materials for careers, guidance, life skills, job search and workforce development. (USA)

Career-College

A directory of career colleges throughout Canada.

CareerEdge

This private sector initiative provides an on-line gateway a national youth internship project with private and public sector placements for Canadian graduates of university, college and high school.

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