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

  • Up to $1000 in training allowance for attending six weeks of workshops
  • $500 bonus upon program completion 
  • Debt assistance
  • Free counselling
  • Certifications: WHIMIS, Serving it Right, Accenture training, Superhost (all online) and will offer FoodSafe Level 1 and Emergency First Aid & CPR 
  • Personalized goal plans and access to youth workers for resource referral
  • Access to WorkBC case management which includes additional employment support
  • Optional 8 weeks of paid job placements
  • Access to the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre 
  • 17-24 years of age 
  • Transitioning/transitioned out of care (foster or group home, youth agreement, AYA, TCO, etc.) 
  • Employment or education ready
  • 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 tax forms you have received or from a past employer) 
  • Working less than 20 hours per week
  • Living in Metro Vancouver or Tri-Cities area

Next start date: August 29, 2022. Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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YWCA Strive 
Career Zone, 2nd Floor, 1256 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC 
604 970 7389 | strive@ywcavan.org 

Canada / BC