• YWCA Strive for youth transitioning out of foster care

Strive is a holistic life skills and employment program to support youth aged 17-24 who are transitioning or have transitioned out of care.

The program is currently being offered online. 

Participants receive:

  • Up to $900 in training allowance for attending six weeks of workshops (three workshops per week, plus one-to-one meetings and certification days)
  • Debt assistance
  • Access to the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre (online during COVID-19 and full access after)
  • Certifications: WHIMIS, Serving it Right, Accenture training, Superhost (all online) and will offer FoodSafe Level 1 and Emergency First Aid & CPR once it is safe to resume group meetings
  • Personalized goal plans and access to youth workers for resource referral
  • Access to a FREE counsellor
  • Access to WorkBC employment counsellors and funding
  • Optional 8 weeks of paid job placements

Participants must be:

  • 17-24 years of age
  • Transitioning/transitioned out of care (foster or group home, youth agreement, AYA, TCO, etc.)
  • Ready to either get a job or start school
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (you will need to provide your SIN number) – A social worker, youth worker, or guardian may have this info if you do not. You can also find your SIN number on any tax forms you have received or from a past employer.
  • Working less than 20 hours per week

Start date:

  • February 1, 2021

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See what Strive participants have to say about their experience:

Now accepting applications and referrals.

Candidates can be referred by a Case Worker or refer themselves directly to discuss eligibility.  

For more information please contact 604 970 0139 | strive@ywcavan.org