Accepting Applications Now!

Start Date: September 19th, 2022


The Incubator program offers youth a combination of technical skills training, career planning, opportunities, and practical on-site job training experience in two sectors:

  1. Trades/Construction

  2. Hospitality

Dates: 8 Weeks starting September 19th, 2022

COVID-19 social distancing measures will be followed in all in-class sessions.

Stream 1

  • 8 weeks - (6 hours per day, 5 days per week)

  • To be delivered by the Labour Education Centre instructors

  • Technical training and in-class sessions will be held at 25 Klondike Drive (Steeles Avenue West and Weston Rd.) location

  • Online classes will be via Zoom

  • Job search support facilitated by Dixon Hall specialists (2 weeks, 3 hours per working day)

  • Certifications: WHIMS and Program Completion

Stream 2

Start date: September 19th, 2022

  • 8 Weeks – total 110 hours (4 days per week)

  • To be delivered by Dixon Hall instructors

  • In-kitchen and online training with our Dixon Hall Chef Instructor at the Dixon Hall Youth Centre, 51 Wyatt Street, (Dundas and River Street) Regent Park location

  • Online training by George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts

  • Online job search support with Dixon Hall specialists

  • Certifications: George Brown College and Dixon Hall Course Completion Certificate; Basic Food Safety

  • Optional training: Smart Serve Certificate


Complete an online assessment: REGISTRATION LINK


Denzil Joyette


phone: 416-889-5768

Dixon Hall Employment Services


Program Eligibility

  • 18-29 years of age

  • Ontario Works (OW) client or OW dependent

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Referral by caseworkers

  • Complete your registration

  • Commitment to complete the course

  • Interested to obtain employment or continue with additional training in trades/construction or hospitality

  • Clients with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Program Delivery/VENUE

The full program schedule will be provided to participants during the registration process

Weeks 1 and 8:

  • The program is delivered virtually on Zoom.

  • This includes job search support, resume writing, interview techniques, social media, and others

Weeks 2 to 7:

Participants are directed to their pre-selected stream


Dixon Hall

Dixon Hall will provide $750 to each participant upon completion of their program and post-support program.

Ontario Works

  • $275 – Clothing allowance: one-time if the client has not received this funding within the last 52 weeks

  • $250/mo – Program support for the duration of the program

  • $142/mo – Transportation for the duration of the program and for 6 months after completion

Employment and Training Support

  • At the beginning of the program, participants will work with Dixon Hall staff to transition into employment and/or further education

  • Upon completion participants will be supported by a team member with one-on-one sessions to assist with employment and/or training goals

Program Follow Up

Participants can fill out the Follow-Up Form here.