Advocacy

First Work: Advocacy

First Work’s objective is to foster the development for a strong youth workforce development sector, and part of that goal is to offer our community expertise and insight with government on any forth coming regulatory and legislative changes that affect our sector. We have a consistent goals to;

  1. Increase Government insight and communication both provincially and federally
  2. Amplify the voice and expertise of the youth workforce development sector
  3. Highlight the impact of the youth employment service providers on local communities

First Work’s Recommendations for an Equitable Economic Recovery

Submitted to Ontario’s Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs, First Work delivered recommendations for the province to better support the Employment Services sector in COVID-19 recovery. The full submission can be found here.

A summary of the recommendations can be seen below.

Recommendations for an Equitable Economic Recovery

 

 

First Work Queen’s Park Day – April 7, 2020

Members take this opportunity to engage their elected representatives and watch the political process at work.

This will begin with question period where Members will see our elected officials in action and hear first-hand, about the pressing issues facing Ontarians.

First Work will host a reception for elected representatives in the Legislative Committee Room. We’ll provide MPPs with information about our vision for youth employment workforce development and invite them to get to know their community youth employment centers.

The Premier, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and Opposition Leaders, have been invited to address our Assembly to outline their priorities for youth workforce development and answer questions from our members.

 

Engagement Toolkit

Members take this opportunity to engage their elected representatives and watch the political process at work.

Our engagement toolkit, is available to our Members and provides them with a few key templates when reaching out to elected officials and policy makers to open dialogue and build a relationship for working together with the people we serve, government, opposition parties, and elected representatives and their staff. The goal of engagement is to share the profound impact of youth employment service providers on our communities and the issues we as a sector are working on across Ontario.

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