Youth Employment and Leadership

The SPCO provides youth a clear path to good employment through training, paid work placements and professional network development.  In 2021, we served 172 youth aged 16-30, into first jobs or into career jobs in IT managed services, communications, marketing or social service work.  New groups start throughout the year.  For more info contact Youth Employment Coordinator, Akur Mathiang at or call 613-710-1875

The GenerationeXT Youth Economic Incubator provides peer-to-peer mentorship and bi-weekly meetups where youth support each other around job searching and small business development.  Contact Akur Mathiang at or Reuben at 

Check out our youth social enterprises Hot Shoe Productions, offering high-quality video services at affordable prices for the non-profit sector; and TRAC (Technology, Research and Communications), supporting non-profits and small businesses through research, marketing, communications and videography services. 

Our Employment Services

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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