Every Bite Matters

Every Bite Matters (EBM)

Every Bite Matters (EBM) is a 16-week paid employment program for youth who face barriers to employment and have interest in culinary skill development.

Participants are provided with certification opportunities for Smart Serve, WHMIS, Food Handlers and First Aid/CPR, as well as pre-employment workshops focused on job readiness and life skill development.

The EBM program schedule is as follows:

  • Weeks 1 to 3 – in class pre-employment workshops Monday to Friday 10am-4pm
  • Weeks 4 to 10 – Friday’s in class pre-employment workshops, Monday to Thursday in our very own HUB kitchen learning and practicing culinary skills and safety.  During this time, participants will have the opportunity to deliver and dine with community seniors over lunches they themselves have planned and prepared.
  • Weeks 11-16 – Friday’s in class pre-employment workshops, Monday to Thursday 24 hours/week in an culinary focused employment placement.

Participants in EBM must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 15-30
  • Have not received any form of Employment Insurance (EI) within the past 5 years
  • A valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and legally eligible to work in Canada

EBM is hosted at the Richmond Hill HUB, 360° Home Base, 10415 Yonge Street and class sizes is limited to 5 participants.  Due to COVID-19, current sessions have been moved to an interactive online format.

Our next session of EBM begins:

  • October 5th, 2020

Please send your referral forms or contact us at [email protected]

If you would like to know more information about the EBM program, please contact Sara Agyei, Employment Counsellor at

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