Community Insights Advancing Youth Employment

First Work is a leading membership organization bringing together providers of youth programming and employment services, business leadership, academia, and government to develop and advance solutions for youth employment. Our direct engagement with youth ensures our services are relevant, culturally appropriate, and timely. Our membership community shapes our work and positions us as the bridge between the gap of young people and employment opportunities. Our continued advocacy at all levels of government supports progressive policy development for the benefit of all youth.

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First Work is determined to:

Equip organizations and businesses to support young people and adopt youth-friendly programming and engagement approaches

Empower young people to take control of their personal and professional development by gaining the skills employers demand

Support organizations in the youth employment space by providing a platform to communicate, share best practices, and network

Convene and support navigation through labour market challenges

Champion and influence government on solutions to the barriers to youth employment