First Work supports and advocates for a sustainable youth employment delivery network in Ontario. For information on becoming a member, click here.
Through supporting the work of local youth employment centres across Ontario, First Work aims to help young people find and maintain meaningful employment that will help improve the quality of their lives.
Since 1988, our network of over 70 youth employment agencies have been committed to delivering accessible, high quality, outcomes-based employment services to young people to assist them in reaching their employment and life goals. First Work adds value to our member’s work in the following ways:
How does First Work support Ontario Youth Employment Centres?
- Knowledge Transfer:
First Work members benefit from a multidirectional exchange of information and expertise between communities, governments, organizations, academics, and individuals.
- Public Policy:
First Work members benefit from information and action on provincial and federal policies that affect the youth employment sector.
- Professional Development:
First Work members benefit from youth employment sector training and networking opportunities, including Canada’s largest annual conference for youth employment sector professional development.
- Strategic Communications:
First Work members benefit from our ability to go beyond simple information dissemination. First Work strives to build and maintain strong public relations focused on youth employment.