Full disclosure – I am currently interning with the Public Affairs and Social Legacy Division of the TO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, and my team is directly involved in the organization and facilitation of the SEEDS Program.
SEEDS is brilliant – it’s offering 152 TO2015 jobs to youth who are 18 to 29 and currently unemployed and out of school. Most positions start in April (some in March) and end in August. The pay is minimum wage, but if picked, you will be working with different functioning areas of TO2015 to help deliver the games. You will also be matched with a mentor from a major company such as Coca-Cola, General Motors and others. The mentorship aspect of the program is to help youth gain insight, connections and access through building a professional relationship with an already well-established individual. Cool huh?
The application process isn’t lengthy. Simply go to the City of Toronto website, click PAYE Employment Opportunities on the right hand side, and enter SEEDS in the key word search engine. A list of jobs will appear and you can search through the options to see which ones you would like to apply for. Note that you must create a profile with PAYE in order to apply for any position.