delivers participatory community based research and program evaluation to non-profits and funders.
opportunities are offered by First Work at discounted rates to our membership.
National Youth Employment Dialogues
is an initiative that seeks to address the issues of youth employment nationally.
is the largest community based youth employment conference in Canada, running for more than 25 years.
Futures 2013, Canada’s largest development opportunity for professionals working with young people seeking employment is happening October 2nd – 4th, 2013 at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario. Advance Registration is now available.
Click here for more information on our annual Futures Conference.
Evidence, First Work’s evaluation and research unit, is always on the lookout for ways to help First Work members better serve their clients. One of the ways we do this is to identify or develop tools that support your work.
Over the past months, Evidence has undertaken a review of several such tools. These have included:
- Evidence’s Guide to Effective Focus Groups
- Evidence’s Guide to Effective Client Satisfaction Surveys
- First Work’s Job Developers Institute (www.firstwork.org/development), and
- The Career Orientation Guide or GROP (Guide de Recherche d’une Orientation Professionnelle;www.psymetrik.com/html/en/questceque.php) Continue Reading »
This training program will provide managers with the key skills required to build organizational capacity in job placement and to develop staff skills and motivation. First Work will be running two 2-day training sessions in London and Toronto, and registration is online.
New and veteran employment service managers will learn to plan for, measure and support job developers and job development efforts. Learn how to be both proactive and reactive in selling to employers and in planning initiatives for immediate action and future growth.
This year First Work is strengthening our commitment to expanding professional development opportunities across the employment services sector.
We are partnering with BBMD Consulting to offer EO Employment Service Webinars, targeting Managers, Job Developers and Retention Support. These webinars are an accessible way to improve your staff’s confidence and competence. Continue Reading »
The National Youth Employment Dialogues initiative brings together youth employment counselling organizations and professionals across Canada to share their knowledge of how youth are affected by the challenging economy and to best address these challenges. The project is uncovering innovations and best practices from across the country for sharing and adaptation. Youth looking for work have been consulted on how their career planning is impacted by the economy, their support needs, and their job search challenges. Through focus groups, surveys, online discussions and conference workshops, the project has created a national network.
Find Youth Employment Agencies
We’ve developed an online map of locations and contact information for youth employment agencies across Canada.
Draft Operational Principles
The National Coalition of Community-based Youth Employment Organizations is a group of youth serving organizations, community leaders and professionals working together to improve employment for youth in Canada. We engage youth insights and talent in all of the work we do.
The principles below provide a framework for this group’s efforts.
Evidence a department of First Work, would like to assist organizations in proving the good work they do to help clients. To this end, we have developed a Guide to Conducting Focus Groups for Community-Based Research and Evaluation. Continue Reading »
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