Youth in Action: Summer Work Experience

Youth in Action: Summer Work Experience will provide students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment opportunities in their communities!

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 30th, 2018. 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 up to 20 students chosen to participate during the summer of 2018. Please look at the important dates below to ensure you can participate!

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Application Deadline:4pm on April 30th, 2018
Once you have been confirmed for Youth in Action, don’t forget these important dates.
Interview Week:April 30th - May 4th 2018 (Arrangements can be made around school)
Job Preparation Week:June 25th - June 27th 2018
Seven Week Work Placement:July 2nd- August 17th 2018
Midterm Reports:July 23rd - July 27th 2018
Final Reports:August 20th - August 24th 2018
Celebration Night:August 23rd 2018

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