Bootstraps aims to enable youth in and from care to explore and advance their skills to find meaningful, sustainable jobs. Above all, Bootstraps takes a holistic approach to address any barriers to employment youth may face, while also strengthening critical employability skills. Participants will develop Individual Employment Plans with an employment specialist. Each participant has the opportunity to receive employment assistance services, skills training, financial supports, and build their employment experience.
The Bootstraps program works with youth in or from care and youth with barriers to employment, between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive), who are looking for work or looking to return to school. You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, legally entitled to work in BC.
For more information, or to set up an appointment please contact [email protected] or phone/text 604-516-9241
For more information on how your organization can get involved, please contact Aunt Leah’s Bootstraps Employer Engagement Officer Monique Michaud, directly at [email protected] or call 778-773-8639.
This program is generously supported by the following: