TeenWork is an innovative youth employment program from CanAssist at the University of Victoria. The program is designed to help youth with disabilities find and retain meaningful, part-time paid employment while attending high school. TeenWork was developed with the aim of filling a gap in the employment field for youth with disabilities as they near transition to adulthood.
Each teen is carefully screened for work readiness and brings a unique skill set and the potential for growth to each workplace. Additionally, a TeenWork job coach provides non-time-limited, on-site job coaching, and supports every teen in working towards complete workplace independence.
CanAssist greatly appreciates their contribution:
TeenWork's Employer Spotlight
If you provide services to young people with special needs and would like more information about this program, please contact our Program Manager or download our brochure [PDF - 290 KB].
*Please note: TeenWork is a small-scale pilot project with limited participant capacity