Youth in Action: Summer Work Experience

Youth in Action: Summer Work Experience is a program generously funded by Libro Credit Union’s Prosperity Fund. Youth in Acton will provide students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment opportunities in their communities!

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Youth in Action is made possible by the generous funding made available through Libro Credit Union’s Prosperity Fund.

You can apply if:

You are a student returning to school in the fall.
 You are between 16 and 29 years old.
 You have a verified intellectual disability.
 You have transportation to and from your place of work.
 You have a Social Insurance Number.
 You are motivated and interested in working during the summer break!

Why be a part of Youth in Action?

Find out what it’s like to work with a team.
 Add skills and experience to your resume.
 Work alongside a job coach during your shifts.
 Earn money during the summer – and boost your confidence!

How do I apply?

Space is limited! Download and print the Application Form, or complete the Online Application Form by Friday April 7th, 2017. The completed application can be emailed to Derek Roy, Manager, Community Living Supports overseeing Career Compass at, or printed and dropped off at our main office or one of our resource centers (specific addresses can be found on our Map & Directions page).

Once we receive your application:

  • Students and families will be contacted for an interview and further follow up.
  • Applicants will be selected based on levels of reliability, motivation and work opportunities available.

Space is limited so apply soon! There will be 15 students chosen to participate during the summer of 2017. Please look at the important dates below to ensure you can participate!

Click here to register online

Application Deadline:4pm on April 7th, 2017
Once you have been confirmed for Youth in Action, don’t forget these important dates.
Interview Week:April 18th - April 21st 2017 (Arrangements can be made around school)
Information Sessions:June 22nd 2017 Day Session: 10am-11am | Evening Session: 6pm-7pm
Job Preparation Week:June 26th - June 30th 2017
Seven Week Work Placement:July 3rd - August 19th 2017
Midterm Reports:July 24th - July 28th 2017
Final Reports:August 21st - August 25th 2017
Celebration Night:August 24th 2017

Click here to register online