Important update

As of March 13, 2020, we have suspended all in-person workshops until further notice, to reduce the threat to community health posed by COVID-19. We continue to offer the Youth in the Workplace workshop via Zoom.

 

Workshop program overview

This workshop is rooted in BC’s Employment Standards Act and Human Rights Code and gives program participants tools to understand and apply their rights in workplace settings. It examines employment rights, human rights, and systemic discrimination. Like other relationships, employment relationships create a spectrum of legal rights and responsibilities that can result in exploitation and discrimination. Asserting one’s rights as a young person can be challenging and sometimes seem impossible. This program provides tools and knowledge to help young people assert those rights in the context of complex power dynamics.

We are now able to offer a limited number of workshops each year in BC communities outside of Metro Vancouver! Please contact us as soon as possible with any workshop requests, and if possible, we will plan our travel schedule to accommodate your availability.

 

 

Who is it for?

The workshop was developed for youth between the ages of 15-25 in Grades 10+, and can be delivered in schools or community groups.

 

Who are the facilitators?

All of our youth workshops are delivered by a professional member of our education team, sometimes with support from our volunteer youth facilitators. Our volunteer youth facilitators are between the ages of 18-24 and have undergone 21 hours of intensive training.

 

How long is it?

The workshop is 2.5 hours in length, and can be offered over 1 or 2 sessions.

 

How much does it cost?

We ask for a $100 honorarium (on a sliding scale) to help cover the costs of the workshop; we are committed to making this workshop accessible to all audiences and are happy to discuss an arrangement that will work for your group.

 

Download our workshop flyer

Youth in the Workplace workshop flyer. It has a colourful, geometric design. To receive this information in a different format, please contact education@westcoastleaf.org

Can I get more information?

Yes! Please email youth@westcoastleaf.org to learn more or to book your workshop. Please contact us at least six weeks before your desired workshop date.

 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.