(YAIJ) Youth Employment Scholarship Extension


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.


They recently launched their culturally embedded, Youth Employment Futures Scholarship (YEFS) for Black youth in Sudbury and surrounding areas.
  • Youth aged 15-29,
  • Living with hidden, intellectual and/or developmental dis/abilities,

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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 

connect@yaij.org or Tt at info@sudburyworkerscentre.ca


Listen to us talk about the Scholarship and our partnership on Up North With Jonathan Pinto!