Current Programs/Events

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YEC Open House | Entrepreneurship Event | jump $tart | Hiring Events

Please join us at the 2014 YEC Open House!

Are you a youth friendly employer, or struggling with youth recruitment?

Are you a community agency that works with youth who could benefit from a visit to YEC?

Are you a parent or guardian of a youth aged 15-24?

YEC will be hosting an Open House, which will be an interactive opportunity for City of Calgary staff, local employers, community agencies, and parents of youth ages 15-24 to learn more about YEC programs and services. Please join us at the 2014 YEC Open House!

Date: Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Location: 2nd Floor, 315 10th Ave S.E. T2G 0W2 (Street parking is available)
Time: Drop-in 2 - 4 p.m.

Click here to RSVP by Thursday, November 27th, 2014. We look forward to meeting you!

Entrepreneurship: The D.I.Y. Career Choice

The Talent Pool, Calgary Chamber of Commerce and The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre present a Ted style Talk on best practices, pitfalls, Do's & Don'ts, and outcomes when choosing the path of becoming an entrepreneur. An inspiring panel of experts representing Business, Arts and Not for Profit will share their stories and insights on being their own boss and running a successful business. Do you want to learn how entrepreneurship as a chosen career can lead to professional self-realization?

Speakers sharing their expertise are:

Mark Williams, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Innovate Calgary
Ilona Makar, Promotional Marketing Account Manager, BrandAlliance and Owner, Calgary Business Women Network
Rob Price, Alberta Director, Futurpreneur Canada
Michelle Minke, Soprano, Artistic Director of Cowtown Opera
Robert Horricks, President & CEO of Blush Lane Organics
Hisham Al-Shurafa co-founder and CEO of SnapDx.
Megan Szanik owner, visionary, creator, and proprietor of espy experience inc.

Join us on November 21st, 2014 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at:
The Talent Pool
Burns Building
237 8th Avenue SE - 6th Floor

Youth involved with YEC can attend this event at no cost. YEC clients may contact their counsellor to get on the guest list. Space is limited, so please sign up soon.

Are you in high school?
Can't get a job because you have no experience?
Need help with your job search?

Jump $tart is a free work preparation program for high school youth interested in developing their employment skills. Jump $tart involves active learning workshops to improve employment readiness and build confidence for job search and the workplace.

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required for participation. If you require a SIN card, please visit

For more information, call 403-268-2781 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming opportunities:

Thursdays at the Village Square Branch of the Calgary Public Library

Please join us on Thursdays from 4-6 pm, February 19- April 16, 2015 at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE). Registration is required.

Want to join Jump $tart at the Village Square Library?

  1. Are you able to commit to the schedule?
  2. Week Date Session Title
    1 February 19, 2015 Introduction and Résumé writing
    2 February 26, 2015 Job Search #1
    3 March 5, 2015 Interview Skills #1
    4 March 12, 2015 How to be an Awesome Employee
    5 March 19, 2015 Employment Standards and Safety
    6 March 26, 2015 No Jump $tart
    7 April 2, 2015 Interview Skills #2
    8 April 9, 2015 Job Search #2
    9 April 16, 2015 Career Exploration and wrap up

  3. Complete an application form:

  4. Submit completed application at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE) or e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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