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REES Youth Employment Project


Project Objectives

The Youth Employment Project (YEP) works to increase employability skills and assist with the transition into employment by providing FREE life-skills, pre-employment skills, computer skills and job search support to youth with physical disabilities or health conditions.

The Project is open to individuals who:

  • Are between the ages of 17-29
  • Have a self-declared physical disability or health condition (e.g: Spina Bifida, Diabetes, Arthritis, back injury, low vision, Fibromyalgia, knee injury, mobility issues...)
  • Can commit to 2 months of full-time training (30hrs/wk) and jobs
    search, followed by employment or up to 3 months of work experience
  • Are unemployed or under-employed and not receiving Employment Insurance
  • Are eligible to work in Canada

The Project offers:

  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Job search and interview skills training
  • Life skills and pre-employment preparation
  • Basic computer skills
  • A network of employer contacts and job search support
  • On-the-job training and support
  • Advice on how to talk about your disability and any required job accommodations
  • Disability awareness training for employers

The Youth Employment Project runs session in alternating months. The classes are 5 weeks in length. 

*Participant selection will be based on fit to the project criteria and the willingness to make a full commitment to the program.

For more information on the Youth Employment Project, including start dates, please contact: 

Judy Schau 
Youth Employment Project Coordinator 
p. 204.832.7337 Ext 223 

A community based project funded by the Province of Manitoba;