The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre

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Tel: (403) 268-2490
Address: 2nd floor, 315 10 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0W2


The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) provides career and employment services to Calgary youth, ages 15 to 24.

In collaboration with local businesses and youth-serving agencies, YEC provides youth with career and employability development opportunities such as interview preparation, resume critiquing, cover letter writing, job searching, training, a computer lab, job postings, hiring fairs, career exploration opportunities, etc.

Offering services and resources to youth at no cost, YEC works with youth from all backgrounds. YEC is funded by The City of Calgary, The Government of Alberta, and United Way of Calgary and Area.


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Program Description

YEC offers a variety of programs and services to youth, which include:

  • Individual one on one career planning and job search assistance, as well as industry specific training such as First Aid, WHMIS, ProServe, CSTS.
  • Project Protégé – a mentorship program for post-secondary students in the faculties of Human Services, Social Work and Recreation.
  • Discovering Your Opportunities – a life skills and career development program for single moms. A work experience program is part of this program.
  • All In for Youth – a United Way initiative to help reduce the high school drop out rate.
  • Group Workshops on Career and Employment related topics.

Areas of Focus

  • One to one
  • Cross-age Mentoring
  • Formal

Ages of Children and Youth Served

  • 16-24

Special Populations

  • Children/Youth in Care
  • Aboriginal Children/Youth
  • Children/Youth with a Disability
  • Sexual Minority Children/Youth
  • Girls/Women
  • Boys/Men
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