Steps 2 Success Employment Program

 Steps 2 Success is a 15-week employment program, which assists youth aged 15-30 with barriers to employment. The Youth Employment Readiness Project commences with an intensive 2-week training program, which is followed by a 4 week Group Based Employment Skills. During this portion of the program youth develop employment skills through workshops and team building experience, work on resume writing and mock interviews and work through work conflicts. Following these initial 6 weeks youth are provided with an 9-week work placement. Three sites are strategically located to serve the Rexdale, Weston/Mt.Dennis and Scarborough areas.

Funding is provided through Service Canada (Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada).

 

Inspiring Minds

 In an effort to retain students who are at risk of failing and dropping out of school, CTI delivers a specifically designed program aimed at reducing the likelihood of youth potentially failing and dropping out of school due to anti-social behaviours, criminal conduct and/or gang-involvement. Schools have been identified in the Lawrence Heights and Scarborough areas of Toronto.

Funding is provided through the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, The Thunder Foundation at the Toronto Foundation and donations.

Pour la service en français veuillez contacter Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-233-0055. Vous pouvez aussi contacter le Centre for Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-292-7510.

 

Manifesting Amazing Dreams (M.A.D.)

 The purpose of the M.A.D. Program is to facilitate pro-social leadership skills for gang involved and at-risk of gang involved youth, between the ages of 12 to 18 years old, who reside primarily within East Toronto and Durham Regions.  Youth will acquire skills and competencies required to enhance their resiliency from gang involvement and/or facilitate their transition out of gang involvement into pro-social life outcomes. This intervention program for specific gang-involved youth seeks to address the conditions leading to aggressive, anti-social behaviours and criminal conduct by delivering case management, personal development, training and skills enhancement, and community outreach and presentations. 

Funding is provided through the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Pour la service en français veuillez contacter Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-233-0055. Vous pouvez aussi contacter le Centre for Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-292-7510.

 

 Community Outreach

Through engaging youth in the community from a variety of referral sources this program helps to re-establish or strengthen community ties for the youth such that they can realize their positive potential, fulfil any sanctioned requirements, and pursue a pro-social productive lifestyle. A Program Facilitator provides one-to-one counselling utilizing Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, problem solving and brokerage services linking Probation and Parole Officers, youth employment and educational resources and other youth serving agencies.

Funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Pour la service en français veuillez contacter Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-233-0055. Vous pouvez aussi contacter le Centre for Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-292-7510.

                                                                 Counselling and Support Services

A focussed 5 module intervention for specific clients referred through Probation and Parole, designed to reduce antisocial thinking patterns and improve prosocial attitudes, values and beliefs. Individual counselling sessions target risk factors utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Stages of Change techniques.

Funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Pour la service en français veuillez contacter Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-233-0055. Vous pouvez aussi contacter le Centre for Immigrant and Community Services au numéro 416-292-7510.

Workforce Challenge

This program is designed for individuals who self-identify as having social or emotional challenges and who have little or no labour force attachment, to prepare them to obtain employment , initiate self-employment or return to school and to develop the skills necessary to maintain their progress.

Funding is provided by the Opportunities Fund (Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada).

 

The Film Stars Project

 CTI is proud to act as a trustee for Matthew Plummer’s acclaimed Film Stars Project. This is a youth lead program designed to teach youth leadership skills and to use the art of movie making to inspire and positively impact the youths’ communities. Participants are between the ages of 12 and 24.

Funding is provided through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and donations.