Bill Rees YMCA - Employment Supports

Bridging the Gap | Edmonton Region

For Grande Prairie click here.

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a 16-week paid employment readiness program for youth between the ages of 15-30 years. During the 16 weeks we will be covering career planning, job search skills, resumes and cover letters, life skills, computer training, financial literacy, stress management, job shadowing, personal development, WHMIS and First Aid & CPR certifications. In addition, each participant will receive a 3 month YMCA membership pass


  • Between the ages of 15-30 years.
  • Not currently in school.
  • Unemployed and not eligible for Employment Insurance.
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent citizen or refugee.

When you are ready to get back on track for a better future with greater prospects for work, money and stability, Bridging the Gap may be what you need to get started.

Inspiration from past participants

“BTG helps me get back into the routine of the work force and get back into the routine of being productive every day.” ~ Ryan “Doing something productive everyday helps us to keep busy and to stay out of trouble.” ~ Will and Aurea
“Bridging the Gap taught me that it’s worth it to feel worth it. I feel like I really have something to offer now.” ~ Jordan

Learn More

For details click here.

For more information about the Bridging The Gap program, contact:

Christine Matheson, Program Supervisor, Bridging the Gap
780 969-8819


*Funded by the Government of Canada.