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Youth KRU - Empowering Youth for a Brighter Future:  What’s New?

What’s New with Youth KRU?

Summert was busy for the Youth KRU Program - 11 new youth, between the age of 15-30, joined the program in July to earn industry-standard certifications, undergo career exploration, learn about professionalism, and enhance their life skills. Following their training, these youth embark on exciting opportunities in the workplace while they complete work placements at various local businesses and organizations. This immersive experience has helped many youth step outside of their comfort zone to expand their social networks, building friendships with their peers and connecting with potential employers.

Our program assists youth with finding and obtaining entry-level jobs. Youth in this program have gained work experience in a variety of sectors such as hospitality, retail, warehousing, construction, administration, food service, animal care, childcare, and more! Many youth have been able to apply the skills they have learned in this program to a variety of different employment settings.

If you are an employer who is interested in working with our program, contact Leanna Penner at

Knowledge, Resources, and Understanding - these are the guiding principles of our youth employment program which works with youth ages 15-30, providing them with the skills and know-how they will need to navigate the labour market. Over the course of 1½ years, this program has done exactly that, helping youth with significant barriers build skills and confidence that will help them to be successful in their work.

When asking the participants to talk about what they took away from the program, here are some of their responses:

“This program has helped me put my life goals into perspective.”

Participant, Male, 23

“During this program I had the opportunity to learn more about the work environment in Canada. As a newcomer this experience was very valuable for me. I got my first local reference. I enjoyed this program specially because of the positive energy of the staff.”

Participant, Male, 28

“When I first started this program, I felt so stuck with what I was wanting to do with my life/career. I enjoyed taking the personality tests and figuring out what careers would best suit my personality. Because of this I now believe I have an idea with what I want to do in my future. This course has helped direct me down the right path.”

Participant, Female, 21


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