IYEP Application - Fall/Winter 2022-23
- time to finish application: approximately 15 min
- application will remain open until cohort full

Thank you for your interest in IYEP! To apply, please fill in the application to the best of your ability.

Eligibility requirements:
- Between 17 and 29 years old at start date of September 12, 2022
- Open and respectful of different world views, ideas, lifestyles and people

***Pre-screening interviews will be conducted with potential participants in the weeks before program***


Ages: 17-29 years old

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am – 3:30pm
Location: In-person at Drive Youth Employment Services and placements in the community
Contact: tashajohnson@froghollow.bc.ca, or call/text: 778-957-1475

This program is split into 2 phases:

Phase 1 - Workshops: September 12 - November 25
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 10am - 3:30pm

Phase 2 - Paid Work Experience: up to 12 weeks
Classes Mondays 10am - 3:30pm (for 10 weeks)
Placement: 21 hours per week for 12 weeks


 - GET PAID Honorarium for completion of first phase, $$ attendance bonuses, and paid work placement (min. wage);

 - RECEIVE $$ support for food (weekly) and transit fare for getting to your placements;

 - LEARN how to write resumes, cover letters, prepare for an interview, (and even how to make a budget!), as well as many more foundational skills that holistically support employment and life in general;

 - EXPERIENCE working at a placement in a low-risk environment;

 - GROW confidence in your skills and abilities in a supportive and welcoming environment;

 - CONNECT with other indigenous youth in a small cohort (7 available spots), learn from guest speakers such as knowledge keepers and local indigenous business owners, and take part in indigenous culture-based workshops.

 - PREPARE for employment with holistic approach to learning life skills and other foundational skills

Participants will receive 1-1 support from Program facilitators, and ongoing support from Employment Counsellors.

Please share this great opportunity with anyone you think may be interested! https://forms.gle/tfFL3yddztJRxrJp8.

For more details, contact Tasha at 778-957-1475 (call/text), or by email: tashajohnson@froghollow.bc.ca

We look forward to meeting our next cohort!!

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development 

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