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Support Newcomer and Refugee Youth

Through our 2017 World of Difference Campaign, you can support ACCES with achieving our mission to assist job seekers facing barriers to employment in Canada. Donations raised through this year’s campaign will go towards providing much needed support to newcomer youth.

Newcomer youth are facing daunting unemployment rates – more than double the rate of the general population, and higher than their Canadian-born counterparts. Stand with ACCES to make a World of Difference in the lives of Canadian newcomer youth.

Facts:

  • Canada’s unemployment rate: 6%
  • Youth unemployment rate: 12.7%
  • Newcomer youth unemployment rate: 15.5%

This year, our lead campaign sponsor, Tangerine, will generously match your donation (up to $20,000) which means your donation will double! With your support we know we can achieve our goal and make a World of Difference together.

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Your support can give newcomer youth the chance to:

  • Connect to a network of professionals and employers that are hiring
  • Connect with a mentor who will provide valuable advice and guidance
  • Learn new job search tools and strategies
  • Receive support that will ensure financial literacy, mental health and overall wellbeing

With your contribution, ACCES Employment can continue to help newcomer youth reach their full potential. As a community, we can improve the integration of newcomer youth into our workplaces.

Please consider donating today.

Donations can be made online via our secure Click & Pledge platform or by cheque made payable to ACCES Employment. Cheques can be mailed to:

ACCES Employment
489 College St, Unit 100
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
ATTN: Donations

Highlights of our Newcomer Youth Successes

Meet Talar, a young Syrian refugee.

After arriving in Canada, Talar hesitated to connect with people. She was fearful and skeptical of strangers in a new country. She knew her reluctance could have a negative impact on other parts of her life – particularly with her job search. At ACCES, Talar joined a safe community of young professionals all working toward the same goal: finding a meaningful job in Canada. She felt supported and comfortable enough to expand her support network. Talar was hired as an Administrator, Training and Development shortly after coming to ACCES.

Meet Nagasushmitha, a young IT professional from India.

When she arrived in Canada, she struggled to find work in her field. Job searching and unemployment was stressful. At ACCES, Sushmitha was uplifted as she received the essential help she needed. She learned about the Canadian workplace, Canadian culture, and the importance of networking. Soon after completing the Youth Job Connection program at ACCES, Sushmitha received a job interview. She went into the interview prepared and ready to use her new learnings to impress the employer. She was successful and accepted a job as Technical Systems Analyst. 

This website uses Canadian currencies for every transaction. We are unable to issue refunds. ACCES Employment is a registered charity, registered as (A.C.C.E.S.) Accessible Community Counselling and Employment Services, BN: 136747276 RR0001.