Media Advisory - New Mentorship Initiative Opens Doors for Youth Facing Barriers

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Join CivicAction, and United Way Toronto & York Region on September 23rd for the launch of netWORKS, a youth focused networking and mentoring initiative for the Greater Toronto Area that taps into companies and organizations from across the region.

Doors open to more opportunities when young people have strong networks. Yet in the city of Toronto alone, more than 80,000 young people face barriers to employment, a problem that affects thousands more youth across the region. netWORKS aims to level the playing field for youth facing barriers to employment and connect the dots between mentors and youth through an innovative, technology-driven model.

Come hear from senior leaders in the business, government and not-for-profit sectors on why addressing the issue of youth unemployment is so important and the role netWORKS will play. Get an exclusive look at how the platform works and see the power of making connections.

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: Remarks start at 9:10 am
Location: Toronto Region Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. W, Toronto, 4th Floor 

Interview opportunities:
Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction
Susan McIsaac, President and CEO, United Way Toronto & York Region
Dave Wilkin, Founder,
Hon. Tracy MacCharles, Ontario Minister of Child and Youth Services
Youth who have benefitted from the power of networking and making connections

Our thanks to CNW Group for sponsoring this announcement.

SOURCE CivicAction

For further information: Sarah Harris, Director, Communications, CivicAction,, 647-267-4997; Sophia Zhang, Partnership Lead,,, 647-961-8883


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