Skills for Change (SfC) provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access the labour market while fully participating in the workplace and wider community. Our vision is for a Canada where every immigrant succeeds. Over the course of its 35 years, SfC has had significant success assisting immigrants in meeting their career goals. In the last year alone, we’ve offered over 30 different programs and have had participation from over 14,000 different individuals across the Greater Toronto Area.
SfC has developed a cohesive approach to enhancing and expanding programs and services to meet the critical and emerging needs of our current client base – with emphasis on increasing services to youth, women and seniors in particular. Our success in developing innovative programs and services such sector specific employment training programs, mentoring, diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as English language instruction, integrated language/skills training, including French and English language assessment is evidenced by the numerous awards and recognition we have received. SfC has received the following recognition: Citizenship and Immigration Canada Citation of Citizenship Award; Conference Board of Canada Community Learning Award; and Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomer Champion Award.
SfC is committed to developing programs for immigrant and refugee youth and initiatives that will fully support their integration into the Canadian environment and prepare youth to become future leaders.
Our existing programming directly related to youth include supports for youth to improve their English, increase their knowledge of the school system (high school, college, university), homework clubs, settlement supports, peer to peer mentoring and employment skills.
The purpose of this project is to fund the development and staff training of a Youth Leadership curriculum. The curriculum will be geared towards Refugee Youth ages 16-29 facing multiple barriers with opportunities to develop life skills, leadership skills and employment strategy skills, in order to successfully settle and integrate into the Canadian environment. The curriculum should have built-in flexibility for adaptation into existing programming and must be designed to provide in class and online delivery. Each component of the curriculum will work together as part of an overall programme. In addition, each component should be able to stand-alone for inclusion in other courses and/or for use in both formal and/or informal teaching situations.
The service provider is expected to train staff to deliver the complete curriculum and adjust or add to the curriculum as needed.
The successful service provider will be expected to work closely with the Manager, Programs and Services and members of the Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Hub to analyze and refine existing training tools as well as develop additional curriculum components to address any gaps that may exist.
Submission date: November 15, 2017
Contract not to exceed $10,000 is available for one award during the project period
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: February 2, 2018
Curriculum Development - Youth Leadership