The Incubator is a training program funded by Toronto Employment and Social Services. It is focused on supporting youth 18-29 who are on Ontario Works or are OW dependents to help bring them closer to employment and training opportunities.
The program is a combination of technical skills training, career planning, opportunities and activities as well as practical on-site training experience in order to transition youth towards employment and/or further education upon completion. This training is fully aligned with City of Toronto’s Youth Equity Strategy.
The Incubator - 2020 - Intake 2 - November 2nd - December 18th
Completion of the online assessment is accepted until October 27th (links are in link below)
Students to be informed on October 30th with regards the acceptance into the program
Program registration will be close once Dixon Hall receives enough successful applications - Apply early!
Program starts on November 2nd and ends on December 18th
Some of the workshops will be delivered virtually on Zoom
In-person classes will respect the COVID-19 social distancing measures
Hospitality classes take place between Weeks 2 and 7 - at 51 Wyatt Avenue in Regent Park - from Monday to Thursday 10 AM to 3 PM
Attendance is mandatory for successfully completing the program. If students miss multiple classes they will be asked to leave the program
Eligibility and Benefits
18-29 years of age
Ontario Works client or OW dependent
Successful completion of 3 online assessments
Commitment to completing the program and working with Dixon Hall to be connected to employment or training opportunities
Extra monthly OW financial support: $250/month for training-related expenses plus $142/month for transportation
REGISTRATION: Complete an online assessment:
The Incubator - 2020 - Intake 1 - August - September 2020
Students that graduated from the first intake can fill out the Follow-Up Form here.