Rexdale Collaborative for Youth Employment


The Rexdale Collaborative for Youth Employment is a collective of both for and non-profit organizations working together to develop opportunities in arts and culture, education, sport, and physical activity that provide youth with transferable skills, confidence, networks, mentors and first employment experiences.

Youth unemployment rates in Rexdale are over 5% higher than the average for the City of Toronto (based on 2011 data). Rexdale youth often lack required work experience and have limited access to paid employment and training opportunities.

In addition, many youth face poverty, discrimination and limited networks. Youth need help to connect to employers, to navigate employment and training supports and to access paid employment and mentorship experiences.

The long-term goal is by 2025, youth unemployment in Rexdale will be equal to or below the City of Toronto youth unemployment rate.

To get involved, e-mail

Steering Committee, Rexdale Collaborative for Youth Employment
Albion Neighbourhood Services, Arts Etobicoke, City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation, Rexdale Community Health Centre, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Toronto Public Library, Toronto Sports Council, YMCA of Greater Toronto – Etobicoke Employment and Immigrant Services.

The Rexdale Collaborative for Youth Employment has been generously supported by The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Youth CI: an initiative of the Laidlaw Foundation and Innoweave, Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project and Woodbine Entertainment Group.

Click here to download an infographic on the Rexdale Collaborative. 

Click here to read the Collaborative’s Environmental Scan Report on Youth Programming and Employment in Rexdale and here for the executive summary. This report was developed with support from Toronto Pearson International Airport's Propeller Project.

Watch a video with information about youth employment in Rexdale below.

 Posting for Administrative Coordinator, 2017

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