Mr. Speaker, every day I am impressed by the youth in my riding. They are smart, diverse, talented, and hopeful, but far too often they struggle to find work, and so we did something about it. I got on the phone with local partners, including Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Employment and Social Services, COSTI, the LHION Network, and The Career Foundation, and together we put on an amazing hiring event. We pulled employers from the financing to tech sectors, to government and social services. We held CV workshops, coaching, and on-site interviews. At the end of it, I am proud to say that we successfully connected 35 exceptional young people with employers. They are now one step further ahead on their career path.
This event was the result of discussions I had with young professionals who live in priority communities. I would also like to give special thanks to Minister Hajdu.
Thanks to her department, The Career Foundation will be receiving nearly $1.7 million over two years so it can continue its excellent work.
I will continue working hard on initiatives like this one so that every single young person in my riding who wants a good job has one.