2018 Featured Employers

2018 Featured Employers2018-11-18T22:58:43-05:00

BizStart Entrepreneurship

Industry Focus: Entrepreneurship

Operating from the Youth Business Centre, BizStart is a fulltime, six months entrepreneurship training program that assists youth to start a business. Training is offered in marketing, business planning, management, web design and other business-related topics. Youth are matched with a mentor from the business community for ongoing support and advice.

CTRL V North York

Industry Focus: Technology and Entrepreneurship

Focused on Technology and entrepreneurship, CTRL V North York is a virtual reality arcade offering clients an out of world gaming experience.

Dream Maker Realty

Industry Focus: Real Estate

Dream Maker Realty (DMR) is a new brand of Real Estate Services. The company is now a brokerage firm like no other, with strategic partnerships and relationships with top builders and banks therefore resulting in greater returns and opportunities for buyers, sellers and investors on all purchases. “The Community Brokerage Firm”; helping the community and individuals gain wealth using Real Estate. We’ve helped individuals buy and sell properties across the GTA for over two decades.

Hawthorne Food & Drink

Industry Focus: Hospitality and Tourism

Hawthorne Food & Drink was established for the sole cause of giving back to the community. On the one hand, the restaurant serves delicious food made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. On the other, it provides free training and career development for people in need of skills and employment.

Hawthorne Food & Drink is a social enterprise of Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC), a non-profit organization based on a sectoral workforce development approach. It was created as a partnership between the Hospitality Workers’ union (UNITE HERE Local 75) and major hotels in Toronto and modeled on the Culinary Training Academy of Las Vegas. HWTC works with Toronto’s hospitality and food service employers, existing workers and new entrants in need of work to train, support and strengthen the industry’s valued workforce.


Industry Focus: Entrepreneurship

Designed with start-ups and small businesses in mind, NorthSpace aims to be a platform that fosters creative collaborations between community members by promoting entrepreneurship, diversity, and work with a social directive.


Industry Focus: Technology

NPower Canada is a charitable organization that launches underserved young adults into meaningful and sustainable careers. The program provides participants with free in-demand digital and professional skills training, and connects them to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers. Through consultation with a wide range of employers, NPower Canada’s comprehensive curriculum ensures participants are equipped with the in-demand technical and professional skills most sought after by industry. NPower Canada provides employers with access to a pipeline of eager, diverse and job-ready young talent with in-demand digital skills who are primed to succeed in the workplace. Graduates receive ongoing support and coaching to ensure continued success in their careers.

York Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (YEDI)

Industry Focus: Entrepreneurship

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not-for-profit organizations. YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process. YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are attractive to investors and will benefit Canadian society.

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