The Youth Alliance for Intersectional Justice (YAIJ) is a Black youth-led collective of racialized youth with intellectual and/or developmental dis/abilities (I/DD). They’re a federally registered nonprofit supported by families and allies working to end anti-Black ableism in Canada.
- Youth aged 15-29,
- Living with hidden, intellectual and/or developmental dis/abilities,
The program is part of a specialized employment project supported by RWA, YAIJ, SWEAC, and Pathfinders Youth Centre Society. The YEFS scholarship offers youth paid training ($21/hr) and a paid employment experience of their choice. Participants will be guided and supported throughout the program by a Job Coach as well as an Empowerment Coach.
The program starts on June 25th (via zoom and on weekends) and as the program moves into the in-person employment experience phase, students participate more fully, on a weekly basis with in-person workshops and on-the-job experiences beginning in July into August.
Register for the program by contacting Carolyn at