Youth Employment Summit: Ready, Set, Connect!

DFS Toronto's Youth Employment Summit: Ready, Set, Connect! is coming up on Sunday, September 24!
September 24, 2023

On Sunday, September 24, in partnership with RBC Future Launch, we invite women* ages 18-29 to attend an engaging two-part event — a Virtual Workshop Series in the morning, and an In-Person Networking Event in the evening.

This event is youth-led and youth-focused, and will provide skill development, networking and opportunities to navigate barriers and de-mystify the world of work.

About the Summit:

The Youth Employment Summit is not just an event; it’s an opportunity to connect, engage, and celebrate together.

Whether you’re looking to develop skills, network, be entertained, or simply enjoy good company, we have something special in store for everyone. Just remember, this event is about empowering each other, forging new relationships, enjoying entertainment, and making memories!

Part One: Virtual Session Series (10 AM — 2 PM, Zoom)

We’re kicking-off the Youth Employment Summit: Ready, Set, Connect with a four-part Virtual Workshop Series, beginning at 10 AM on Sunday, September 24! These 50 minute sessions will feature guest speakers and industry experts who will help de-mystify the world of work, specifically as it relates to women ages 18-29.

Over the course of the four hours, workshops will flow continuously with engaging breaks in between, each one building upon the previous topic. Attendees will be encouraged to join our guest speakers on camera and engage with other participants in the chat through messages, reactions and questions.

Click here to explore the Virtual Workshop Series Agenda

Part Two: In-Person Connection Event (6 PM — 9 PM, Boxcar Social, Harbourfront)

Then at 6 PM, we’ll be hosting an In-Person Networking Event at Boxcar Social Harbourfront! Attendees will be able to connect with like-minded individuals, network and participate in onsite activations.

Light refreshments will be served over the course of the evening. Plus, we have some great activities planned, as well as some incredible prizes to be won!

Dress code is business professional attire.

Please note: this event will be photographed.

Click here to explore the In-Person Connection Fair Agenda

Register Today!

*DFS Toronto use the term “women” in a gender expansive way, to include cis, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer, and any woman-identified person.

Virtual Workshop Series — Agenda

We’re kicking-off the Summit with a four-part Virtual Workshop Series.

These 50 minute sessions will feature guest speakers and industry experts who will help de-mystify the world of work, specifically as it relates to women ages 18-29.

Over the course of the four hours, workshops will flow continuously with engaging breaks in between, each one building upon the previous topic. Attendees will be encouraged to join our guest speakers on camera and engage with other participants in the chat through messages, reactions and questions.

  • Session 1 — 10:00 AM: Let’s Talk: Conversations Beyond the 9 — 5
  • Session 2 — 11:00 AM: The Power of Personal Branding
  • Session 3 — 12:00 PM: Empowering Your Excellence & Building Resilience
  • Session 4 — 1:00 PM: FAQs with Hiring Managers
 

In-Person Networking Event — Agenda

Join us for our In-Person Networking Event at Boxcar Social Harbourfront to embark on a journey filled with laughter, new connections, and captivating performances.

Our agenda is designed to ensure that you will not only have a fantastic time, but also have the opportunity to make meaningful connections and make networking fun and comfortable.

  • 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM: Registration & Welcome
  • 7:00 PM — 7:45 PM: Speed Networking Hosted by Cassie Cao
  • 7:50 PM — 8:00 PM: Drag King Performance by Mr. Dallas Ryder
  • 8:00 PM — 8:30 PM: Networking, Mingle & Connect
  • 8:30 PM — 9:00 PM: Raffle & Thank You