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Every young person has gifts and talents to offer the world

But in our rapidly changing world, youth face a greater challenge than ever determining how to translate them into a satisfying career path.

Our goal is that every young person in Waterloo Region can build their path to fulfilling careers. Through our work, young people:

  • See new possibilities
  • Feel more positive about their future
  • Take control of their career development

Our Mission

We empower youth to explore and prepare for the world of work in partnership with their parents, educators and our local workforce. Research shows that youth who participate in career guidance activities experience lower levels of unemployment, earn higher wages and are happier in their careers as adults, especially when they connect directly with members of the workforce. By guiding youth to make informed decisions about their future, we strengthen our community’s workforce and wellbeing.

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Make a difference with us

Learn more about the impact we make and how you can get involved as a youth, parent, educator, employer or community member!

Looking for a speaker?

Introducing your class to a real-life industry professional can be a life-changing experience! Students benefit from learning about new career possibilities, asking pertinent questions and identifying steps they can take towards developing and achieving their own career goals.

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Discover your ideal experiential learning opportunity

With so many experiential opportunities to be involved with, it may be difficult to know where to begin.

Whether you are a student, educator, business, or community organization, you can use this tool to find the types of experiential learning that suit you best, based on your goals and interests.

A big thank-you to our supporters

The vision and leadership of our supporters help us build a more proud, prepared and prosperous local workforce.

HIP Developments
Waterloo Region District School Board
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Canada Service Corps

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