CreateAction - 2021

What is CreateAction?

CreateAction brings together employers, youth and community leaders to promote pathways to meaningful employment and improve wellbeing for youth facing systemic barriers to employment. Through paid work experiences and career-relevant learning opportunities, youth benefit from quality work experiences in the social economy, while participating in a Peer Learning program to build foundational and transferable skills for any career.

How does it work?

The program is delivered by NAFC in partnership with the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and Social Research Demonstration Corporation (SRDC).


Together, they partner to:

  • Recruit employers working in the social economy to provide 6-month work placements for youth
  • Pay an hourly wage directly to youth (administered by CCEDNet)
  • Deliver a Peer Learning program alongside placements
  • Offer capacity building workshops and resources for employers
  • Evaluate program activities and outcomes



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