University of Victoria

Together we CanAssist.


TeenWork is an innovative youth employment program from CanAssist at the University of Victoria. The program is designed to help youth with disabilities find and retain meaningful, part-time paid employment while attending high school. TeenWork was developed with the aim of filling a gap in the employment field for youth with disabilities as they near transition to adulthood.

Each teen is carefully screened for work readiness and brings a unique skill set and the potential for growth to each workplace. Additionally, a TeenWork job coach provides non-time-limited, on-site job coaching, and supports every teen in working towards complete workplace independence.

View our TeenWork newsletter [PDF - 1.9 MB] for the latest program stories and participant profiles.


TeenWork is made possible through funding from the following very generous supporters;
CanAssist greatly appreciates their contribution:












TeenWork's Employer Spotlight
for Fall 2016:

If you provide services to young people with special needs and would like more information about this program, please contact our Program Manager or download our brochure [PDF - 290 KB].

*Please note: TeenWork is a small-scale project with limited participant capacity


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