Achēv youth and specialized programs offer a range of services to help young people reach their full potential. Increase your work-related experience through volunteering. Find summer employment and earn while you learn. Explore career options, learn job search skills and access networking opportunities. With Achēv, you can start your path to the career you’ve always dreamed of – today!


netWORKS is a new way for young professionals to make connections with mentors who can help them get their careers off the ground through career-oriented networking and mentoring opportunities.

EmpowOUR Youth for Engagement (EYE)

EmpowOUR Youth for Engagement (EYE) program empowers young women to be “Agents of Change” by identifying and addressing barriers in their community. We reserve 10% of program participation for allies who share our goal. Recognizing the value of civic action, EYE provides participants with transferable skills, focus, initiative, and strong work ethics, making them valuable assets to any organization. This program adapts to each cohort’s specific needs, ensuring tailored support for success.


The Elevate program is designed to respond to a range of challenges faced by newcomer women.

Y2A - Youth 2 Action

Achēv’s Y2A – Youth 2 Action program (formerly LEaD) introduces newcomer youth (14-24 years old) to various volunteer and civic engagement opportunities through event planning, project coordination and skills training workshops.

Next Steps

If you’re serious about planning your future, consider this intensive 11-week program.

Advance your employment and career goals in this Employment Essentials course.  Please see program flyer or contact our office for specific dates.

Newcomer Youth Connection

The Newcomer Youth Connections (NYC) program focuses on equipping newcomer youth with the most appropriate information and resources needed to improve their physical/emotional well-being and employability during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Empowering Newcomers for Entrepreneurship

This project will create an entrepreneurial pathway for newcomers by providing practical training that helps potential entrepreneurs to develop practical business plans and start sustainable Canadian businesses.

Building Skills For Modular Housing Program

This program will train youth to build modular housing by providing 4 weeks of Safe Intro to Factory Construction training followed by 4 weeks of paid hands-on experience (on-site in Cambridge area).


"I came to Achēv [The Centre for Education & Training] at Don Mills and sat with Hazel, who explained the job search process to me, coached me on improving my communication and interview skills; helped me in writing a good resume and connected me with The City of Toronto for the Camp Counseling position. This which was my very first job and I am really thankful for all the help I got which allowed me to obtain my first position. I am still working for The City of Toronto in different positions such as drop-in, after school recreation centre and as a Basketball Instructor / Monitor. I believe that because of this opportunity given to me at such a young age, doors will be opened for me to get a job with The City when I am finished school. Based on my experience, I encourage youth and adults to join Achēv [The Centre for Education & Training] to pursue a great future in their career of choice."

Helen A., Toronto

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