Toronto Community Housing offers programs connecting tenants to economic opportunities

Toronto Community Housing offers programs connecting tenants to economic opportunities

November 26, 2018

TORONTO, November 26, 2018 — Toronto Community Housing has launched a range of community programs this fall aimed at providing tenants with job opportunities.

From job fairs and pitch contests, to financial literacy and business workshops, Toronto Community Housing is offering a host of programs that are providing tenants with opportunities for education, employment and leadership.

 "Our focus for these programs is to help remove social and financial barriers faced by tenants, making economic opportunities more available to youth, seniors and women living in Toronto Community Housing communities," said Nadia Gouveia, Toronto Community Housing Manager of Economic Development and Tenant Employment.  


Read our Backgrounder for a full list of upcoming events and workshops.


​Toronto Community Housing's most popular program aims to foster young entrepreneurs in Toronto Community Housing communities. Be. Build. Brand. is a 12-week entrepreneurial program targeted at youth interested in launching and developing their own business. The program equips youth with the hard and soft skills needed to tangibly start and sustain their business.

The Youth Employment and Wellness Program connects youth to networking opportunities and discussions surrounding mental health and wellness in the workplace. This 10-week pre-employment and life-skills program is targeted to youth who experience barriers to accessing employment and who are out of school and/or out of work.

​Toronto Community Housing also works to connect tenants to practical job opportunities with top-notch employers through events such as the Mega Job Fair on November 29. The job fair offers on-the-spot interviews with organizations including Tim Hortons, Home Depot, Staples Canada, The Boys and Girls Club, Goodlife Fitness, Mandarin and more. 

​Toronto Community Housing programs also work to teach tenants how to manage and sustain their finances. Designed specifically for youth, seniors and women, the Financial Literacy Month seminars teach the basics of financial literacy, including student loans credit cards, debt and savings. 




-30-


About Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider. We provide homes for nearly 60,000 low- and moderate-income households in neighbourhoods across the city. Our dedicated team of employees work in a variety of fields, including property management, resident engagement and community safety.

 

Media Contact: media@torontohousing.ca