Economic Development and Resident Employment
Toronto Community Housing’s Economic Development and Resident Employment Program (formerly CED) is designed to support, create and facilitate access to economic opportunities and advancement for residents living in Toronto Community Housing communities.
There are five areas of focus:
Education: We will focus on opportunities for youth that maximize access to education, while minimizing financial, social and institutional barriers. This includes developing partnerships and initiatives with post-secondary institutions, and creating a Toronto Community Housing scholarship fund.
Mentorship: Mentorship is an opportunity for Toronto Community Housing staff, the business community, students and others who have achieved academic or career success to support others who are still on their path to success. By connecting mentors to youth, women, and newcomers from our communities, we help residents reach their personal and economic goals.
Employment Readiness/Training: Toronto Community Housing recognizes that leadership, job readiness, skills development and life skills training are important to obtain and maintain employment. Working with partners we will provide training/capacity building opportunities for residents, with a focus on youth.
Employment Opportunities: Our Economic Development Strategy aims to break the cycle of poverty through programs focused on sustained and equitable economic development. Toronto Community Housing will work with partners to support job creation and employment services and give youth more opportunities to access entry-level positions across the organization and with partners.
Small Business Development and Social Enterprise: Toronto Community Housing is committed to supporting entrepreneurs in our communities. We recognize that new businesses and business ideas need support to become sustainable. When small businesses are successful, they can have a positive impact on personal finances and have the potential to benefit communities with new employment opportunities.
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