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Making every day Career Day

Our mission is that every young person in Waterloo Region will be able to make informed decisions about their career goals and how to achieve them.

We accomplish this by bringing together educators, parents, employers and other partners to help youth in grades 5-12 explore careers, develop skills and connect to opportunities.

Through our work, young people can:

  • See new possibilities
  • Feel more positive about their future
  • Take action to lead their own career development

Why Our Work Matters

All young people have strengths and talents to offer the world. But as our world is increasingly changing and complex, young people today face a greater challenge than ever determining how to translate their skills and interests into a satisfying career path.

Without support, too many young people can’t contribute their full potential, leading to dissatisfaction, higher unemployment and a widening skills gap which employers alone can’t resolve.

Research shows that students who participate in career guidance activities experience lower levels of youth unemployment, higher wages, and greater job satisfaction, especially when they connect directly with members of the workforce.

By guiding youth to make informed decisions about their future, we contribute to a stronger local workforce, economy, and community.

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Make a difference with us

Learn more about the impact we make and how you can get involved as an educator, a family or an organization/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.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
HIP Developments
Waterloo Region District School Board
Waterloo Catholic District School Board