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Youth work experience participation programs: Information & Application Session

Who’s invited:

Youth

  • Living with a disability1 who want to start to build work experience
  • In high-school2 – grades 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Have questions about how to start or are looking for support

And their parents/caregivers.

When

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 – 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.

You must attend one of the date options if you are new to our employment service for the 2020/21 school year. Application forms will be available at the session.

Youth and a parent (or other family member) must attend the Information Session together.

Session overview:

  • Why early work experience is important and how it helps – hear from Youth Mentors
  • What programs/services are available to support you 
  • Youth: See what our programs are like. Participate in a work experience activity and a team ice-breaker
  • Question & answer discussion
  • Brief personal consultation and application (if you wish to join our programs)

After attending this session and if you complete an application form, we will recommend programs or services to support you.

Holland Bloorview’s work experience programs are:

  • Part of the Transitions, Recreation and Life Skills services at Holland Bloorview
  • Linked to our organization’s strategy to support transitions to adult life
  • Supported by donations to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. 

Notes about eligibility:

  1. Our programs are open to youth who have a physical and/or intellectual disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder. We also support youth who may have mental health challenges in addition to their physical or intellectual disability. During high school, if not already a client of Holland Bloorview, youth with disabilities listed above can join our experience programs.
  2. Past clients of Holland Bloorview who are now in post-secondary education may be eligible for some programs and/or consultation services. If you are an eligible post-secondary student with employment goals, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

To register: Please email: employmentparticipation@hollandbloorview.ca