Investing in our Youth in the development of life skills and work experience necessary to enter the labour market.
This program provides youth with summer employment opportunities where that can gain work experience and develop important skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork.
This program helps First Nations and Inuit youth to acquire essential employment skills and learn about job and career options. Programs include Mentored Work Placements, Science and Technology, Career Promotion and Awareness and Co-operative Education.
Youth Fusion works with schools throughout the territory to provide activities to students with career-related experience in fields such as science, arts, governance, health, environment, radio, and journalism.
In 2017, Youth fusion conducted two anonymous surveys that resulted in a document titled, "Impacts of Youth Fusion Programming on School Retention Factors in Eeyou Istchee".
The results showed participant reported improvements in the following areas:
Provides employment opportunities to youth that are currently attending high school between secondary 3, 4 and 5 levels that are over that age of 15.
Complimentary to the FNIYES Mentored Work Placement program, this program provides work experience for youth that are unemployed or underemployed and not in school.
Complimentary to the FNIYES program, this program provides work experience to students that have just finished school and are intended to return again in the fall.