Now available in Kamloops as well as Nanaimo and Metro Vancouver! This workshop is rooted in the Employment Standards Act and the BC Human Rights Code and gives program participants tools to understand and apply their rights in workplace settings.

 

Download the Brochure…

For our Vancouver, Kamloops or Nanaimo program!

WORKSHOPS - YOUTH IN THE WORKPLACE - Brochure

 

What is this workshop about?

Youth in the Workplace examines employment rights, human rights, and systemic discrimination. Like intimate 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.

The program has its roots in the case of Janzen v Platy Enterprises Ltd., which was about sexual harassment in the workplace. Click here to learn more.

 

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. It is currently available in Vancouver and Nanaimo.

 

Who are the facilitators?

All of our youth workshops are delivered by our Youth Program Coordinator along with our volunteer youth facilitators. Our 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.

 

Can I get more information?

Yes! Please email youth@westcoastleaf.org for more information about our Vancouver program or nanaimo@westcoastleaf.org for more information about our Nanaimo program. To book your workshop, please send a message to these email addresses or fill out our booking request form here.

 

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