Find employment for individuals in financially difficult situations and help start their journey towards economic stability.
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OVER 200 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOUND IN MONTREAL.
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WHAT WE DO
The Transition Project was created with one clear goal: help those in less favourable positions and in need of employment by providing them with employment opportunities to aid them in their transition to economic stability.
And while we are already beginning to achieve this, we believe that there is no scale large enough where we should stop working to improve the situation of anyone that needs it.
As of now, we are based in Montreal, as we feel that remaining local is a great place to start.
Acting as the middle man between our candidates and their future employers, we help break down the barrier to entry that can sometimes appear daunting and insurmountable.
Despite our short time in operation, we have seen results. We have found a total of 188 openings for employment in the first week of incorporation, and that number is not slowing down!
WHAT WE DO
Possibly the most crucial step in finding jobs is collaborating with other organizations to offer their referrals that we can help find employment for. Centres such as Batshaw, Centre-Jeunesse and the Old Mission Brewery (to name a few) are a couple of organizations that we are in close conjunction with.
Using our connections and resources, finding jobs can be an arduous procedure. While some employment opportunities fall into our lap, some jobs require hours of sifting through directories, calling hundreds of numbers, to find just one job for one of the participants of our program.
Making the match
After we've found the jobs and people to fill them, we are always looking for the perfect match through communication and interview processes with both parties. The job matches we conduct are done through a highly organized process that's become quick and tailored to the given candidate's interests, financial needs, and long-term goals. Furthermore, the perfect fit is key, as different prospects have different qualifications and skillsets, so that we can ensure that efficiency and integration are optimized.
More than meets the eye
It's not just about an income. Beyond the tasks that we strive for on a daily basis, The Transition Project's reach extends far beyond placing people in job spots. Our process and mission reinforce that we operate on a much higher level than perhaps perceived. The truth is that while we focus on rebuilding the economic confidence of our participators, in turn, that translates to confidence across all aspects of society, for a stable income is a near necessity in becoming a true member of a modern society.
A job isn't just a way to get paid. Being employed offers a wide-array of less obvious benefits that some tend to forget about. First and foremost, an advantage of having a job is interacting with others. Whether that be finding a friend in the work space, or engaging with customers, the communication skills developed being employed definitely go under the radar.
Your first job is the key success. A huge reason for the barrier to entry present in the workforce is lack of experience. Most of time, experience is the deciding factor in an employer's choice for filling a job spot. We are helping by assisting these people in acquiring the first job to add to their résumé, which can be very tough to do in today's world.
Employment also has a direct correlation with maintaining a happy, healthy life. Not only does having a job take up time, but it can also prevent them from falling into depression. Unemployment and depression have a concealed link, which can all be erased in the presence of a job. The Institute for Work and Health states: "When you lose your job, not only is your usual source of income gone, but also your personal work relationships, daily structures, and an important sense of self-purpose." We are aiming to cure this cause in our members, through ensuring that they are at a job that matches their interests.
WHO WE ARE
A BIT ABOUT US
What started off as a simple project by a small group of young adults looking to make a change, The Transition Project has taken off exponentially, far surpassing the classrooms and hallways where it was conceived. What started off as few kids' idea has now blossomed into a significantly large team, all with different tasks working tirelessly to help solve this startling issue.
Although we are all under the age of 18, what we lack in age is made up for in extra perseverance and dedication. Our team has been working tirelessly throughout this summer in order to get this charity off the ground, as we look to start something the world would never imagine a group of teenagers doing.
The initiative was started solely as a way to better the lives of young adults leaving the foster care system. Due to their lack of resources and insufficient ability to provide for themselves and most of all, as a result of their improper transition, these adolescents, in particular are more prone to lead up to being depressed, self-harmful, fall into substance abuse. These individuals may, in some cases, may even end up homeless. Our group paired up with Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, to aid them in this transition. While working exclusively with this organization and focusing only on products of the foster care system for the better part of the past year. Recently, however, we’ve expanded our work to not only focus on youth leaving the foster care system but rather, on anyone who is searching for an employment opportunity with financial struggles, no matter the age.
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