Chilliwack YMCA

Ages 15 to 29

Ready, set, work! The YMCA Youth Works program offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to helping youth ages 15-29 gain the confidence, skills and experience to secure and maintain employment. This 30-week job readiness program offers one-on-one support with experienced career advisors, job search and readiness training and work placements that include mentorship.

Participants also benefit from:

  • Comprehensive training, including guest speakers on topics such as social media or money management
  • Short-term skills training or industry specific certifications in high demand sectors such as hospitality, retail/customer service, administration, janitorial and food service
  • Completion of a vocational and/or educational action plan
  • Access to a comprehensive list of employers in a range of high demand employment sectors
  • On-going support after work placements

To participate in the program, youth must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 29 years old
  • Be eligible to work in BC
  • Have a fixed address or reliable long term accommodation
  • Be unemployed and non-eligible for EI benefits
  • Not be attending school
  • Be a resident of the Fraser Valley area (workshops are held in Chilliwack)

Are you an employer looking for experienced and skilled employees?
We are also seeking organizations to provide twelve-week work placements for participants. In addition to creating diversity in the workplace, we help employers recruit and screen candidates, cover training costs required of many positions and offer exclusive access to experienced job seekers. Grow your organization with our experienced participants!

For more information, interested participants or employers should contact 604-792-3371 x2412 or

Chilliwack YMCA

View Larger Map 45844 Hocking Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B4
Phone: 604-792-3371
Fax: 604-792-7298
  • Child & Family Development
  • Child Care
  • Education & Training
  • Employment Services
  • Health & Fitness
  • Immigrant Services
  • Youth Engagement

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