Youth Employment Skills and Strategy

Information about our “Connecting Inuit Youth” Project

We have received funding to provide a Youth Employment Skills and Strategy (YESS) program. Over the next three years, 2021-2024, the YESS Program staff will assist 90 Inuit Youth from 15-30 years of age, navigate through the job sector of their choice. We match the youth in a 60 hour paid Co-op with an organization/artists/industry based on their strengths and career goals.

During the whole process they will be supported by Paige Brackenbury, our Career Counsellor, Tyler Rourke, the Job Placement Officer, and myself, Jennifer Antler, the YESS Coordinator.

We have some great incentives, workshops, and networking opportunities for the youth as well.

Listed below are what participants receive once joining the program:


As a participant you receive:
• Strength based career counselling & training
• $175 for work related items (such as clothes, equipment, hair cut)
• Workshops – resume/interview skills, CPR training, etc.
• Job Fair opportunities
• PAID Coop Placement for 60 hours
• Networking opportunities and more!

Our Partnership poster for perspective partners and a youth specific YESS poster is available for any youth.

Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this program,

In Unity,

Jennifer Antler – They/Them – YESS Coordinator c: 343-574-9094
76 Queen Mary Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 1X7