New Paths for GTA Youth
Monday, 08 September 2014

CivicAction, joined by the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Toronto Raptor Alumni and Community Ambassador Jamaal Magloire, announced a new initiative to connect youth facing barriers in the GTHA with their first job.  The Ontario government and the private sector agree that youth unemployment is too high, which is why the government has partnered with CivicAction to make a difference.

CivicAction gathered with private, government and not-for-profit partners to launch Escalator, an initiative to connect youth facing barriers with employment. As part of Escalator, CivicAction has adopted four strategies for fighting youth unemployment:

At the news conference, Minister MacCharles announced continued financial support as a part of Ontario's Youth Action Plan to help bring the ideas in Escalator to life. "Youth unemployment requires a co-operative approach between the private sector, communities and government. Our partnership with CivicAction is opening the door of opportunity so that at-risk youth can overcome barriers, pursue their dreams and realize their potential," says Minister MacCharles.

Today, CivicAction also announced initial projects with LinkedIn Canada, the world's largest online professional network, and NPower Canada, which with corporate partners delivers training in the tech sector for at-risk youth.

"CivicAction is working with the private sector in unprecedented ways to close the skills gap, make the job market more accessible to everyone, and give new networks to youth who currently don't have them," says the CEO of CivicAction, Sevaun Palvetzian.

Pan Am/Parapan Am Sport Zone at CNE in Toronto
Thursday, 21 August 2014

TORONTO August 21, 2014 – Toronto Raptors Basketball Development Consultant and Community Ambassador Jamaal Magloire will be making a special appearance at the Pan Am/Parapan Am Sport Zone at the CNE on Saturday, August 23 from 1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. The former NBA All-Star and first-round pick played 12 seasons from 2000-2012. The Toronto native played his final season with the Raptors. Magloire will be meeting with fans, speaking to the public and showing his skills at the interactive Sport Zone. He is among many athletes that will be at the CNE.

Jamaal Magloire Cultivates Caribbean-Canadian Culture for Summer 2014
Friday, 21 June 2013

Jamaal Magloire, Toronto Raptors Basketball Development Consultant & Community Ambassador, and Toronto Revellers Band Leader, has a full summer of exciting events lined up as he continues to cultivate Caribbean-Canadian culture in the city!

Magloire’s carnival masquerade band—the Toronto Revellers, two-time winners of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s “Band of the Year”—will compete in the city’s largest annual parade for their 8th season this year, under his leadership.

Louise Russo Wave - Empowering Youth Day
Tuesday, 04 December 2012

W.A.V.E. Empowering Youth Day, honours youth, who have ‘Made a Difference’ in their schools and communities, with a Louise Russo Youth or Leadership Award. These individuals took the initiative to organize direct outreach and networking activities that focused on the 3R’s – Respect, Responsibility and the Role of leadership, to create a safer place to live, learn and play.
The day provides a platform for past and present Louise Russo Youth Award recipients to share their stories, how their initiative is making a difference and as an award recipient, how they are able to encourage other youth (their peers) to believe that one-by-one we can all make a difference.

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