OAYEC is now First Work

The Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres is pleased to announce that we are now known as First Work. We remain committed to our member centres, and to supporting and advocating for a sustainable youth employment delivery network in Ontario.

Please update your bookmarks to our new home page. Please follow the links below for more information on our current services and programs. For more information on the new website, please contact web@firstwork.org.

To access the workspace on the old oayec.org domain, please click here.

Training Solutions for Employment Professionals

First Work is committed to ensuring that our membership succeeds at the challenge of constant improvement by providing access to professional development opportunities.

Our expanding calendar of courses is available to our members at discounted rates.

Research and Consultation for Community Organizations

Evidence offers free consultation to our members.

To find out how Evidence can improve your organization’s services through evaluation and research, click here.


Opportunities for Clients in the Growing Green Economy

The Green Skills Network builds connections in growing green industries, creating training and employment opportunities for youth.

Contact us to find out how your organization can get involved in our innovative programs.

The Premier Conference on Youth Prosperiety

Futures is Canada’s largest development opportunity for professionals working with young people seeking employment.

This annual event is held during the autumn of each year, and draws more than 370 delegates from across Canada.