an innoVative centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

helping families in ottawa, canada become self-sufficient contributing members of society

The Youville Centre has served the Ottawa Community for over twenty years. We're very proud of our name and our many accomplishments.

The Youville Centre is a charitable organization that receives wide-spread community support.

The Youville Centre is a charitable organization that receives wide-spread community support.

We are very grateful for the generous support and assistance of all our supporters.

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A new Young Parent Employment Training Program at the Youville Centre, offered in Partnership with the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa





The Young Parent Employment Program (YPEP)

If you are interested in enrolling in this program with the goal of finding a job, please call Tracey at
613-231-5150 ext. 121.

This program is designed to help young parents facing many barriers to gain insight into basic parenting life skills and secure meaningful employment. The objective is to develop and practise the most essential skills set in the workplace and at home. Through hands-on workshops and work experience the goal of this program is to assist young parents in making the right choices.

The Young Parent Employment Program is for young individuals aged 15-30 who are not currently employed or attending school, or receiving Employment Insurance Benefit.

The program consists of 3 weeks of group-based employability skills workshops, 16 weeks of on-the-job work experience, job maintenance and support. In addition participants will receive training and certification in Smart Serve, WHMIS, CPR and First Aid and Service Excellence.

Participants receive the minimum wage ($10.25 per hour)

Program Qualifications:

- Age 15-30
- Not currently employed full time
- Not currently in school full-time
- Not receiving EI
- Basic computer skills
- Good English language skills
- Canadian citizen, or landed immigrant, or permanent resident, with SIN (social insurance number)