Thank you to our presenters, employers, delegates and sponsors for making the youth employment summit a great success!

Connect with these leading employers at the Job Fair!

Registrants can visit the employer booths at any time, though employers will only be present to chat on Saturday, February 20th at the career fair. 

  • Embers Staffing Solutions
  • The BRICK
  • BC Transit
  • Paraspace Landscaping
  • Shopify
  • TJX (Winners, Marshalls, Homesense)
  • ICBC
  • Canada Post
  • SAP Software Solutions
  • Hootsuite
  • DTES Safe Supply
  • Walmart
  • Mainframe Studio
  • Matrix Labour Leasing

Day 1:

1:00PM - 4:30PM

    Opening Youth Panel

Hear from a panel of youth involved in the IMPACT Youth Employment Research Project. Learn about the challenges and successes they have experienced in their search for employment.

Presented by Aidan Leon Schmidt, Jamie Beattie, and Amardeep
Read more about them HERE

    Missy D

An inspiring Hip Hop performance by local artist Missy D

Read more about her HERE

    Employer Sessions

  • Learn about Banging Rocks and one young man’s journey to get there!

Presented by Daniel Lindenberger
Read more about him HERE

Banging Rocks Logo

Back in Motion logo

AMI logo

Day 2:

10:00AM - 1:30PM

    Employer Sessions

  • Learn about employment opportunities with the Brick and how they are increasing their inclusive workforce

Presented by Chantelle Painter
Read more about her HERE

Presented by Adam Bishop
Read more about her HERE


The Brick logo



BC Transit logo

    Post-Secondary Sessions

  • Join a KPU student and faculty member to discuss ways to meet your employment goals by going to college or university.

Presented by Kya Bezanson and Anju Miller
Read more about them HERE

  • Discover your university options across BC and learn how all students can choose this pathway to explore your interests and achieve your career goals. STEPS Forward supports students at: NVIT, SFU, UVic, UBC-Okanagan, UBC, Emily Carr and VIU. Join us to learn more!

Presented by Jenna Proudlove, Lauren Matthews, and Marta Carlucci
Read more about them HERE


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Steps Forward Logo

    Closing Youth Panel

Hear from a panel of youth involved in the TYDE project as they talk about the challenges and successes in their employment journey and provide closing remarks on the Summit.

Check out their website Here:

Presented by Colton Sterling-Moses, Jose Figueroa, and Shameera Rosal
Read more about them HERE

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Day 3:

10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Virtual Job Fair

Connect with 25 employers from various sectors across BC looking to hire inclusively.



Access mentorship opportunities through MentorAbility

Join them at their virtual booth during the virtual job fair!

(mentorships offer a 1hr – full-day opportunity to explore a career of interest for persons who identify with a disability)


This event was made possible thanks to an Accessibility Project grant from Disability Alliance BC.