Community Economic Development

Focus on Youth Employment and Equitable Economic Recovery

The SPCO has been a landing place for over 198 local youths (aged 18-30) looking to transition into meaningful, skilled, and well-compensated employment. To accomplish this, we provide paid training, paid job placements, and follow-ups.

Our Services

Career-Oriented Training and Mentorship:

Paid Training

Soft Skills Training: For youths with limited education and English language experience.

Career Development Training:
For youths with post-secondary education who are under-employed.

Paid Job Placements

Youths placed in opportunities relative to skill set, and education level.


Youths receive ongoing support through regular meet-ups to receive mentorship, share skills acquired, and reflect on development.



  • 109 Received General Employment Support
  • 89 Received Training and/or a Paid Work Placement
  • 89% of youths who received paid training and paid work placements found employment, and
  • 4.9% returned to school. 5.6% remain in training with SPCO.
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