WoodGreen offers social, recreational and mental health services designed by and for young people. We provide youth with the support to find housing, financial counselling, wellness programs, education and employment opportunities.
Employment Skills for Level 1 Pre-Apprenticeship in Plumbing
In partnership with George Brown College, this 14-week skills training program provides newcomers and jobseekers with an opportunity to start their skilled trades career in plumbing. Participants will engage in 5-weeks of academic upgrading and have access to additional supports to assist them with their training throughout the program.
Youth Wellness Centre
The Youth Wellness Centre is a welcoming and inclusive space offering a range of services, including financial counselling, settlement programs, mental health support and access to community-based services to find supportive housing and employment opportunities.
Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage is a guided process supporting Black youth (age 12 – 24) as they transition into adulthood. Our African-oriented approach emphasizes cultural and community connections and nurtures a greater sense of purpose, responsibility and resilience.
Newcomer Youth Settlement
Designed for youth who are new to Canada, this program offers recreational, skill-building and mental health services, working with young newcomers as they make friends and settle into their new home.
Mentoring Pathways to Employment (for Newcomers to Canada)
The Mentoring Pathways to Employment (MPE) program empowers skilled newcomers to find and retain meaningful employment in line with their education, skills and experience.
Youth Possibilities Project
The Youth Possibilities Project (YPP) is funded by Service Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. The program is open to youth aged 15 – 30 and offers 4 weeks of paid pre-employment training, followed by a 10-week paid job placement. With support from a job developer, participants explore their career options, secure a placement opportunity in their chosen field and gain valuable work experience and practical skills.
Youth Job Connection Program
Youth Job Connection (YJC) serves youth aged 15 – 29 who experience multiple or complex barriers to employment. The program provides more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.
Youth Job Connection Summer
The Youth Job Connection Summer program supports youth facing life challenges to make informed educational and career planning decisions.
Employment Accessibility Services for Persons with Disabilities Program
This program assists post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain meaningful employment. Our team aims to reduce disability-related barriers to employment while supporting clients to achieve their goals.
The Capability program supports individuals with disabilities to enhance their employability skills and job prospects. Our team of job coaches and job developers work with clients to prepare for their transition into the labour market
Foundations for Youth Success
Funded by the United Way Greater Toronto, Foundations for Youth Success is designed for youth experiencing multiple or complex barriers to education and employment. Building on activities offered through the Youth Job Connection program, it aims to equip participants with the life skills needed to successfully engage in employment or employment readiness programs.
Better Jobs Ontario
Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career) provides unemployed individuals with financial support and skills training to secure in-demand jobs in their communities.
CNC/Precision Machining Skills Training Program
Delivered in partnership with George Brown College, this free training program is designed to address the challenges faced by women in trades and prepare participants for entry-level work in the manufacturing sector. It includes 14 weeks of CNC training and employability skills training, as well as an 8-week paid job placement.
Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program
This free program equips students with skills related to the millwright trade, which involves installing, maintaining, diagnosing and repairing industrial machines. Delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen, the program includes trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.
Visual Effects (VFX) Compositing
This VFX training program is designed to give Black youth a competitive edge as they launch careers in digital compositing. Over 23 weeks, participants gain the knowledge and experience necessary to find post-production work. Training includes a six-week paid internship.
Toronto Youth Job Corps Case Counselling
Our team provides Toronto Youth Job Corps participants with case management support to address life challenges affecting their program engagement.
Director, Youth Programs & Supports