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Building Healthy Communities

Youth Quest

This program combines group work with a paid work experience to encourage the development of employability and occupational skills. Youth spend six weeks in a small group of approximately eight participants preparing for a paid work experience. This program is funded by Service Canada and is delivered in Barrie and Orillia.

For more information call 705-726-5572 or email ymca_youthservices@ymca.ca

Strategic Community Youth Entrepreneurship Program (SCEP) – YMCA Youth Business Program

A business start-up program for youth aged 15-29 years old in Simcoe/Muskoka, which provides four months of intensive business training, mentorship and wrap-around support and up to $3000.00 in micro-financing. Youth will be offered a variety of hands-on business coaching and supports to launch their businesses in all areas of Simcoe Country, the districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound.

How to Apply: Please contact Amanda Tepei, Team Leader at 705-726-5572 ext. 32 or email amanda_tepei@ymca.ca for more information.

YMCA Summer Company

Through this partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, this program is a great opportunity for enterprising young people who want to start and run their own summer business. The program provides hands-on business coaching and mentoring and financial support to make their Summer Company a reality.

For more information visit Ontario Canada here, call 705-726-5572 or email ymca_youthservices@ymca.ca