Employment Programs

Base 4 Success

At 360°kids the Base 4 Success program is designed to provide a bridge between where someone is currently and where they hope to be. Unemployment can be overwhelming for anyone – it is a difficult process and can often be discouraging. The Base 4 Success program is a 12-week hybrid learning experience that combines in-class training with on-the-job vocational experience.

Our program works to overcome any barriers that could potentially work against a youth, harming their motivation or ability to be successful. Whether we are offering additional qualifications by way of WHMIS or Smart Serve or just providing a youth with a new dress shirt or a bus ticket, these little differences have the potential to make a lasting impact towards sustainable employment. Our program is unique in that we offer a multifaceted holistic approach to training. In the classroom we work along-side the youth and guide them in training aspects such as budgeting, time management, interpersonal communication, etc. While youth are in placement our staff consistently goes above and beyond to connect with the youth and navigate the complicated transitional period of starting and maintaining new employment.

This program is available to support people within York Region who are 15-30 years of age, are out of school and not currently receiving any form of Employment Insurance (EI) or have done so within the past 5 years.

-For more information or to make a referral please contact the Team Leader at 647-637-2800

Base 4 Success Referral Form 2014

If you are an employer that would like to participate in our Base 4 Success Program please contact our Job Developer at:

10944 Yonge St.
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3E4


Employment Programs

Youth Job Connection

Program Co-ordinator:

Courtney Perry

Tel: 647-218-0178


Unemployment can be overwhelming for anyone – it is a difficult process and can often be discouraging. Youth Job Connection is a new initiative that is designed to help young people between the ages of 15 and 29 living in Markham who face multiple barriers to employment. Barriers may include youth that are discriminated, LGBTTQ, Aboriginal, living with mental health or disabilities, or recent immigrants. In addition youth may be facing some combination of other challenging life circumstances, including living in poverty, poor or lack of labour market experience, in conflict with the law, or low levels of education and literacy. Participants who are between 15-18 years old must be legally excused from attending high school which means either the individual has graduated or they are participating in a supervised alternative learning program. This program provides access to employability and employment skills development, along with education/training and work experiences. The goal is to help youth achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers, and success in their future working lives.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 15 to 29 years old at the time of registration in the program
  • A resident of Markham, Ontario
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed
  • Not participating in a full-time training program

Youth Job Connection will consist of two components:

 A year-round component, which will provide intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training and who experience multiple barriers to employment listed above.

A summer component – Youth Job Connection: Summer – launching in spring 2016, this program will provide summer job opportunities and possible part-time job placements during the school year to help multi-barriered high school students, aged 15 to 18, make positive educational and career choices. The focus will be on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work. Please contact us in February 2016 for more details.


There is no cost for this program. An assessment is required that focuses on the suitability for this initiative which is geared to individuals requiring support to achieve success in their endeavors to obtain and maintain employment. In addition to the usual barriers facing youth who are entering the work force, some additional suitability criteria are taken into consideration. Participants who do not meet the suitability criteria for Youth Job Connection are still eligible for and will be provided services through regular Employment Services programming.

If you would like to refer a participant please use the referral and consent to release information form attached below and send to Courtney.perry@360kids.ca

360kids Youth Job Connection Referral Form

360kids Blank Standard Consent Form 2015