2014 Annual Report: Developing the new workforce

2014 Annual Report: Developing the new workforce

July 07, 2015

​​​Working with YouthWorx gave Lesley the chance to give back to his community. It also provided him with the opportunity to take his business venture forward.

An aspiring entrepreneur, Lesley credits his involvement with Toronto Community Housing's YouthWorx program for the valuable connections he has made and the skills he has put to good use. The YouthWorx program, which provides young people from Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods with job opportunities and training, exposed Lesley to important skills such as time management and money management, as well as career exploration and development opportunities.​

Young man standing on a sidewalk.
Lesley, a resident of Toronto Community Housing and past YouthWorx participant.

Lesley has since developed a business idea and turned it into a company that focuses on youth training and development. Addressing today's looming skills gap, he works with young people to identify and develop the career skills they'll need to meet the demands of today's new job environment. He partners with organizations that work with youth to connect these companies with the energetic and motivated young workers they need.

Read more stories like Lesley's by ​downloading the 2014 ​Annual Report.​