To do this, we have implemented a high school co-op program to engage youth in experiential learning methods for them to explore different career and employment opportunities, and we have worked with multiple non-profit organizations, including Broadening Horizons.
On May 6, 2018, Toronto Pearson International Airport announced that their community investment group will be granting LAB B with $100,000 over a two-year sponsorship. Through this investment, we will continue to be community leaders and will invest this back into our community.
One way we are working with our community is through local non-profit organizations. For example, in March 2018 LAB B worked with the Malton Neighbourhood Services (MNS) group to host a March Break Youth Day.
Malton Neighbourhood Services (MNS) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has provided settlement and community support services since 1975. They offer services to many languages and cultural groups including Somali, Twi, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish, and Italian. We also serve clients from the Caribbean and Africa.
The March Break Youth Day was a day dedicated to teach youth about prospecting careers and to give them mentorship and guidance. During the March Break Youth Day, we worked with 25 students from the Malton Neighbourhood Services program. The 25 students consisted of all newcomers to Canada ages 10-21.
The March Break Youth Day included a variety of workshops From Broadening Horizons and Gem Sound. The main focus of this event was to engage students to learn more about technology, team building skills, mental health and the importance of having a healthy self-esteem.
Read our case study below to find out how we are engaging with our local non-profit community groups.