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