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First Work supports and advocates for a sustainable youth employment delivery network.

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To see Ontario youth access and leverage an agile and holistic employment network which assists them in reaching their employment and life goals.


  • We believe all youth should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • We believe all youth should have equitable access to services, regardless of where they live.
  • We believe in the values associated with a community-based, non-profit delivery models.
  • We believe in honesty, fair play, and integrity in all our dealings and value solutions reached through collaboration.
  • We believe First Work is accountable to its members for the achievement of its mission and core functions.
  • We value an active and influential membership, leading the sector in advancement.
  • We value partnerships with other organizations and governments where they contribute to the achievement of our vision and mission.
  • We believe in the value of knowledge transfer and evaluation so that our members, governments, and community are well-informed, and our activities are evidence-based.