Youth Job Fair a home run

Youth Job Fair a home run

May 06, 2013

On Saturday, April 27, over 500 youth came to 931 Yonge Street for the Summer Employment Fair.

Throughout the afternoon, 85 Toronto Community Housing staff members from the front-line to members of the Executive Leadership Team - conducted over 300 interviews for positions with the upcoming season of the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League. Applicants also attended a variety of workshops hosted by Toronto Community Housing partners, who provided advice to help young residents with their job-searching and networking skills.

Youth line up outside to attend Toronto Community Housing's Summer Employment Fair.

Our partnership with Jays Care Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, said Michelle Haney-Kileeg, Vice-President of Resident and Community Services. This employment fair is a key component of the success of the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League program. It links youth seeking leadership opportunities with employment prospects that might otherwise be inaccessible.

Dr. Joel Kerr leads a workshop for job fair attendees.

This season, 130 Rookie League youth champions will be hired. Toronto Community Housing will directly employ 105 youth to help support the 25th season of Rookie League and an additional 25 positions will be filled by the Toronto District School Board Focus on Youth Toronto Student Employment Program. Rookie League is a summer baseball daycamp held in partnership with the Jays Care Foundation.