Testimonials & Successes
Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Reviews
"ELT was an enriching experience as a newcomer. It gave me a broad view of life in Canada and best of all I was able to get my first job in Canada via the placement services." - Ben M.
"ELT was an amazing experience for letting me know what Canada is all about. I learned about the job market, job searches, interview techniques, getting a job and retaining a job. It has taught me about all the ways I can enter into the job market. Thanks to all the efforts of Anjum, Gordana and Polycultural." - Uzma F.
"It was my great honor and pleasure participating in this wonderful ELT program where teaching and encouragement from instructors and developers played a key role in preparing students for the challenges in the job market." - Michael Z.
Youth Achievers Program
"The YAP allowed me not only to discover a multitude of career pathways, but the most effective means to traverse them. With the selected material for each module of the sessions being so sophisticated yet youth-friendly, it was easy to pick up and practice fundamental skills for a newcomer to the job market. The benefits of the YAP go beyond preparation for the office." - Naana A.
Professional Language Training Program
Job Search Workshops
"I just wanted to thank each one of you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you have provided so that I could become employable and successful in the Canadian job market.The Job Search Workshops (JSW-I & JSW-II) really worked for me and helped me prepare for the Canadian job market" - Abu S.
Jobs for Youth After School Program
"After months of struggling to find employment, I was fortunately accepted into the JFYAS program in November 2014.
It didn't take me long to realize that the program wasn't much like any other regular youth employment service. I realized that the main focus of the program was to empower the youth in the program as well as the youth within the community, as the leaders strive to help us realize that we're more than what stereotypes set us out to be.
With the help of visual presentations, appearances by motivational speakers and/or entrepreneurs from the same community as well as various activities done amongst us youth members, we were all able to not only learn about networking and how to become an entrepreneur, but also teamwork, cooperation, and even about ourselves--our Black history.
Being a part of the JFYAS program has provided many benefits to me. Financially, it has contributed to paying for my driving school education as well as my G2 test. It has also helped me to accumulate enough money to pay for both my parents' tickets to Jamaica for the summer, and, now that I have a second job at Wendy's on the side, it has helped me accumulate twice as much money as before.
Not only is this program financially beneficial, but also socially as it has brought me out of my shell a little bit more. I generally consider myself to be quite introverted and I usually feel uncomfortable in most social situations. Yet, attending the weekly meetings and being involved in the always informative, always entertaining discussions amongst the group provides an atmosphere in which I tend to feel more comfortable and more welcomed in. Especially with having such a nurturing youth leader as Lisa Patrick. She is someone who always keeps true to her word and along with the other youth leaders, she went to great strengths to find placements for each and every one of us in the program--regardless of some obstacles she had to face along the line. Thanks to their efforts, much of us in the program were either able to be hired at our placements or were even able to find other jobs thanks to the experience we received from our current placements. Even so, Lisa and the other leaders still continue to provide us with many other opportunities for employment so that we may be employed even after the program comes to its end.
Having the opportunity to be part of such an amazing program and being taken under the youth leaders' wing as they assisted us in finally being able to find employment, is a privilege in which I will always be grateful for. I am confident that the future members of the program will feel the exact same gratitude towards the efforts of the leaders when they do the same for them." - J.