Part of the membership benefits of First Work is the access to professional development events throughout the year to provide innovative and best practices for employment service programming and delivery for youth. Events for young people, through Aspire, are open to youth (under age 30) across the province.

Save the date! We will be returning to Blue Mountain Resorts in Collingwood, Ontario for the 2024 Futures Workforce development conference October 28-30, 2024. Read more


First Work hosts multiple conference style events throughout the year, providing professional development opportunities for employment service providers and young people alike.

Futures is the annual workforce development conference hosted by the team at First Work.

Amplify is the annual employment sector leadership conference, providing professional development for those disrupting, driving and shaping workforce development across Ontario.

Aspire is First Work’s career exploration initiative and youth voice- and engagement-channel, providing career exploration insights and opportunities to young people.


Explore upcoming and past webinars on the issues you care about most: professional development, client-success measures, innovative practices, and more. Please note, some of our webinars are not listed publicly, rather on the Member Portal for member-only access.