City of Brampton Youth Links

The City of Brampton’s Youth Task Force has provided links to a number of programs and events that youth in our City may be interested in:

Some information and highlights for your review. Please share as you see fit.

 

  1. City of Brampton Economic Development Events

 

Tech Talks:  As part of MakerSpace Brampton, Brampton Library and the City of Brampton jointly present exciting lectures led by domain experts on the intersection of creativity and technology. Be inspired. Get connected with innovative peers from your community. Get plugged into new ideas and information from progressive thought leaders – right here in Brampton. For more information, visit: https://www.meetup.com/Brampton-Tech-Talks/events/275987443/

 

Wolfhacks: For the past three years, the City of Brampton has worked with Chinguacousy Secondary School to host its annual WolfHacks hackathon. This year, over 400 Peel District School Board students and community members are expected to attend. WolfHacks is a hackathon open to students from Grades 7 – 12 in which they work together to create innovative solutions to STEM challenges. Through workshops, mentoring opportunities, and guest speakers, it encourages students to engage with their community, connect with like-minded creatives, and further hone their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. This year, WolfHacks will be held virtually on Sunday, April 11, 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wolfhacks.ca/

 

Ryerson’s DMZ Hackathon:  As social distancing and self-isolation are being practised all over Canada because of COVID-19, the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson has launched an online competition where applicants can brainstorm, experiment and design solutions to fight various issues caused by the  pandemic. The DMZ’s #HackTheCurve challenge allows participants to create online teams that jointly devise solutions to tackle the current COVID-19 outbreak. If one is 18 or older, they have can have teams of up to five people to hack while receiving access to workshops led by experts in the startup ecosystem. The challenge will run until April 22. Teams are competing for up to $10,000 in cash prizes. The winner will be announced virtually on April 23. For more information on this contest visit dmz.to/hackthecurve.

 

  1. Sheridan College Connecting Youth to Post-Secondary Information and Exploration: Sheridan College is offering a suite of virtual presentations and workshops for groups of students , as well as parents, to learn more about PSE options. Session/Workshop Options in advance of the Fall semester includes Sheridan Overview, College/Degree Panels, Drop-in sessions, Parent Information Sessions, and more. Sheridan College is also offering virtual career appointments to support students with self-assessments to inform their education and career pathway planning, as well as weekly webinars and virtual guided campus tours. So if you are an organization that serves youth and/or their parents, please reach out if you would like to arrange a workshop or simply pass along this flyer to your youth clients who are also welcome to connect with Sheridan College directly.  For more information and to register: sheridancollege.ca  or email: outreach@sheridancollege.ca

Digital Viewbook: viewbook.sheridancollege.ca

 

  1. ECLYPSE Employment (YESS) Program for Peel Youth: Rapport Youth and Family Services is currently offering the ECLYPSE Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Program for Peel Youth.  It is 6 weeks online, 30 hours a week, paid at $14.25 per hour, Monday to Friday.  Interested candidates can email their interest at zsuni@rapportyouth.com.  Registrations are being conducted in person by appointment only.  Program starts Monday, February 22nd, 2021.  Very limited spots available. Eligibility criteria:  Must be a citizen or a PR Resident, Must be between 18-29 years of age and must be a Resident of Region of Peel, Must not be receiving Employment Insurance Benefits and must not be working or in school.

 

  1. Indus Community Services is inviting applications for various positions: Community Health Ambassador – Application deadline: January 29th,  Community Outreach Assistant – Application deadline: January 31st, Director – Health Services – Application deadline: January 31st and many more position on the Indus’s careers website: http://induscs.ca/careers

 

  1. Sharing the Resources on the City’s Youth Support Task Force Page: Many of you are aware of this webpage and there are a number of resources for youth there. Please share this page to those that serve youth and youth themselves. Also if you have free programs and services, please send that information our way as we would like to make it available to our Brampton youth.  The direct link is: https://letsconnect.brampton.ca/youth-task-force

 

Also, if your group or organization have events, please also submit your events on the City’s main events calendar: https://www.brampton.ca/en/online-services/events/pages/welcome.aspx

 


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