TPL Seeks Comic/Graphic Book Artist in Residence for Young Voices Program

June 30, 2017 | Ken Sparling

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Toronto Public Library invites applications from comic/graphic book artists for the Young Voices fall 2017 Comic Artist in Residence - Young Voices position. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the artist and Toronto teens and requires creation of online content, plus attendance at 14 events in Toronto. The...

Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Teens: Reading Buddies

June 5, 2017 | Debbie

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Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Teens! Do you need to get your 40 hours? Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you enjoy reading and would like to work with children to help them develop a love of books and stories? Volunteer with Reading Buddies! To join you...

Volunteer Hours: Tell TPL Teen Consultation

October 13, 2016 | Debbie

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Join a group of teens on November 5th for two hours and tell us what you think about the library and our digital services. All participants will receive volunteer hours for participation and transit assistance is available. Your input will help shape how the library serves teens and the opportunity...

Volunteer Opportunity

September 15, 2016 | Cameron

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Planned Parenthood Toronto Are you between the ages of 16-19 years old? Do you like to talk/write about sex? Then you should apply to be a peer volunteer with Teen Programming! Teen Programming volunteers run Teen Health Source, an information service for GTA youth with questions about sexual and reproductive...

Hands up for the Toronto Youth Cabinet!

August 15, 2016 | YAG Facilitator

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By a Toronto Youth Cabinet member Everyone is political. Think about how you felt the last time you were on a streetcar. Were you relaxed? Frustrated? Did you send a funny text? Sigh in irritation? Whatever your reaction, it shows how we can be effected by the city and the...

Volunteering with Cyber Seniors

August 7, 2016 | YAG Facilitator

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Post by Connor, Northern District Branch Reading View. Alt Shift A for Accessibility Help. Cyber Seniors is a new program taking place in certain Toronto Public Library locations. The goal of the program is to help teach seniors how to make better use of new technologies, primarily computers. The program...

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

August 4, 2016 | YAG Facilitator

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Post by Connor, Northern District The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a program created by Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the 1950s. The award is intended to motivate young people to improve themselves in mind, body, and soul, by learning a skill, participating in physical activity, and providing...

What's On at the Library- June 20-25th

June 20, 2016 | Monica

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Hi All! Looking for some fun and exciting things to do this summer? Keep any eye on the TPL Teens Summer Edition page all summer long, as we got you covered on the events taking place at the Toronto Pubic Library for Youth. To kick things off, take a look...

Youth Employment Services Information Session for Teens

July 29, 2015 | Christine

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YES is the Employment Champion for Youth, and has the experience and expertise to deliver programs and services helping youth find a job or start a business. Specializing in career counselling and job placement YES is 83% successful in finding jobs, training, education, or business outcomes for youth. Come to...

Learn about entrepreneurship as a career path

June 24, 2015 | Teen Blogger

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Ever thought about being your own boss or starting a business? The 5 Star Entrepreneurship Program is FREE for high school students interested in learning more about entrepreneurship as a career path. Attend our June STAR Session to meet Casandra London, as she shares her story of success! MEET ENTREPRENEUR...

Unreal Opportunity for Fashionistas

June 2, 2015 | Erin

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I almost wish I was a year younger and not a library employee. Then I could attend this summer workshop starting July 6th. Modern Batik Art is a FREE 5 week long workshop at York Woods Library for youth ages 13-29 that teaches you everything you need to know about...

Volunteer fair features Luminato, Jane's Walk and more

February 27, 2015 | Ken Sparling

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Interested in new and exciting volunteer opportunities in Toronto? Learn how to volunteer for organizations in the culture sector including: Hot Docs Toronto Fringe Festival Luminato Jane’s Walk Toronto Inside Out! Cinéfranco Event includes presentations and a volunteer marketplace, plus attendees can stay for a FREE screening! Date: Saturday, March...

Volunteer at the PanAm Games!

February 5, 2015 | Alice

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Looking for volunteering opportunities around the city this summer? This is your year! The PanAm Games is offering Torontonians a whole lot of unique opportunities to be involved in a huge event and in a wide range of different capacities. Volunteer signup has already begun, so if you're interested, take...

PanAm Games Job Fair This Saturday

February 3, 2015 | Alice

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Interested in working this summer? Job hunting this year may be easier than most in Toronto, thanks to the PanAm Games, which needs a whole lot of people to help keep the Athletes Village running. Some of these jobs require specific skills (chefs and cooks, for example), others are more...

So You're Looking for a Job This Summer...

January 27, 2015 | Alice

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No surprise that a lot of teens and young adults are looking for summer work every year. It can fit neatly between school years, earn you some full-time money for a few months to help pay for the next year, and keep you busy (and your parents happy) while you're...

Hiring for Summer Starts Now!

January 23, 2015 | Alice

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Summer seems a long way off, especially when it's really still the chilly depths of winter, but don't let that fool you, employers are preparing for summer already, and some are starting their hiring now! If you don't want to miss out on a chance at a job this summer,...

Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Health Action Network

October 11, 2014 | Alice

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Looking for volunteer opportunities? Here's an interesting one open this month, working with Toronto Public Health.

What's On Wednesdays

October 8, 2014 | Alice

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Another week, another round of fresh programmes cropping up across the city! Here are some informative ones, some exciting one, and some for aspiring writers and illustrators: Skills for Emplyment and Life Beyond School Employment Essentials Series for Teens, Richview Branch Sat Oct 11 & 18,11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m....

Summer Volunteering for Teens - Be a Reading Buddy

January 23, 2014 | Ray

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Does this cold snap have you dreaming of summer? And the air conditioning of the library? Love helping younger kids develop their own love of reading? This summer: If you need your 40 hours of volunteer time, are aged 14-19, and enjoy reading with younger children...sign up to be a...

Love the library? Bubbling with ideas? Become a Teen Advisor

November 14, 2013 | Ray

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Toronto Public Library is looking for two teen volunteers to help the Library to improve its services for youth! If you are between 15 and 17 years of age, apply to become a Teen Advisor and consult with youth across the city to strategize on how the library can improve...

Summer Job Search - GO!

May 1, 2013 | Ray

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Are you prepping for a summer job? Want one but have no idea how / where to start looking? NEW. We have a list of resources for youth seeking jobs -- with opportunities in Toronto, across Canada, and beyond. See our Jobs page!

Out of school, looking for work?

April 9, 2013 | Ray

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Are you out of school, out of work? Meet a professional employment specialist from Youth Employment Services to prepare winning resumes, develop your job hunting capabilities and interview skills. Drop In. Wed April 17 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 120 mins Maria A. Shchuka

Job Hunting - Marketing Yourself

March 15, 2013 | Ray

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Here's a post from Linda at TPL's Career & Job Help blog: You are in the Career and Job Search Help blog, but have you checked out the Job and Career Help pages on the Toronto Public Library's website? It is broken down into sections -- Job & Career Help;...

Out of school, out of work?

March 12, 2013 | Ray

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Are you out of school, out of work? Meet a professional employment specialist from Youth Employment Services to prepare winning resumes, develop your job hunting capabilities and interview skills. Drop In. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on dates listed below 120 mins Maria A. Shchuka Upcoming Dates: Wed Mar 13...

Job Fair - March 7th, North York Central Library

February 22, 2013 | Ray

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Opening Doors to Your Future Job Fair When: Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Where: North York Central Library 5120 Yonge St. 2nd Floor Auditorium Admission: FREE. Just stop by. Network with employers and apply for a variety of jobs. Dress appropriately as interviews may happen on-site....