CTI maintains and sponsors various outreach programs.
Click on each title below for details of the program:
This is a 15-week employment program for youth aged 15-30 with barriers to employment. The program has three phases – a 2 week Employment Readiness Project, a 4 week Group Based Employment Skills, and a 9-week work placement. Attendees develop employment skills through workshops and team building experience, work on resume writing and mock interviews and resolve work conflicts. Funding is provided through Service Canada (Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada).
This program is designed to reduce the likelihood of youth failing and dropping out of school due to anti-social behaviours, criminal conduct and/or gang-involvement. Funding is provided through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, The Thunder Foundation at the Toronto Foundation and donations.
This program is designed to facilitate pro-social leadership skills for gang involved and at-risk of gang involved youth aged 12 - 20. Youth acquire skills and competencies to enhance their resiliency from gang involvement and/or facilitate their transition out of gang involvement into pro-social life outcomes. This intervention program uses case management, personal development, training and skills enhancement, and community outreach and presentations. Funding is provided through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
This program helps to re-establish or strengthen community ties for youth so 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 using 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 Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
This program includes 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.
The Film Stars Project is a youth led organization that works with young people living in underserved communities. Youth are taught the various aspects of film production from start to finish including introduction of the equipment, use and function; concept development and story-boarding; script development, acting, and post production. Our mission is to increase the positive outcomes for youth by reintroducing hope, and their right to dream. This is achieved by offering the skills, experiences and opportunities to become a writer, producer, director, actor, and film star.
Support of individuals who have been involved with the criminal justice system to obtain permanent employment. Evidence-based training that covers: Problem-Solving, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Workshops, Resume Building, Money Management and More!
WorkForce Challenge is a 15-week employment program serving youth aged 15-30 who self-identify with barriers to employment related to their mental health. These barriers can include diagnosed mental illnesses, neurodevelopmental disorders, or self-identified symptoms such as discomfort in social settings or when meeting new people. The program consists of two phases, 6 weeks of Employability Skills Sessions delivered in a group setting, and 9 weeks of Employability Skills through Work Experience, both phases are paid for participation. Participants will develop soft skills including assertive communication and conflict resolution, practice emotional management strategies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, before developing a resume, practicing networking and mock interviewing. Funding is provided by Employment and Social Development Canada.