top of page

Employment Solutions


Gain the tools to succeed in your career path and find jobs that fit your skills and qualifications through personalized mentorship from us.

Image by Shridhar Gupta


The Expert Collective (TEC) developed a For the Love of Youth Project (FLY) that provides underrepresented and newcomer students in high school or attending post-secondary education programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories (NWT), Ontario, Manitoba and British Colombia after-school programs such as tutoring, counselling and other social supports to help them stay in school, graduate on time and go on to post-secondary education.


The project’s specific objectives are to:

  • Increase the student's engagement in their studies;

  • Help students build strong social networks through athletics, support services and peer-based activities;

  • Help students set educational and career-related goals; and

  • Improve students’ knowledge and access to technologies and related training.  


Target Student Population

  • Junior High School Students

  • Senior High School Students 

  • College Students

  • Vocational/Trade Students 

  • University Students


Who are:

  • visible minority and racialized students

  • newcomer students (landed in Canada within the last five years)

  • students with disabilities 

  • indigenous students

  • students from low-income households based on the 2020 and 2021 Notice of Assessment

  • students identifying as two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (2SLGBTQ+), 

  • students experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

  • students from Official Language Minority Communities (French-speaking)

Project Duration

  • August 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023


Programs and Services


A. Educational and After-School Support Funding Assistance


  1. Financial assistance for after-school sports registration fees

  2. Distribution of sports equipment (1000 students)

    • Basketball

    • Water bottle

    • Duffel bags

    • Dry-fit shirts

    • Meal vouchers

  3. Distribution of educational needs to eligible student recipients

    • Textbooks, Bus passes, Scientific or graphic calculators (800 students)

    • Chromebooks (1000 students)

  4. FLY Academic Scholarships (200 Awardees)

    • Most Punctual (students attending Tutoring Services)

    • Best Attendance (students attending Tutoring Services)

    • Academic Improvement (students attending Tutoring Services)

    • Student-Athlete Academic Achiever (maintained or improved their grades while participating in school sports) 

    • Best FLY Student Mentor (exhibited strong leadership skills)

  5. Financial Assistance for Students with Disabilities

    • Assistive Equipment


B. After-School Supports and Activities


  1. Basketball 3x3 Winter Camps

    • Facilitated by Dinos University of Calgary

    • Participation Awards

    • Free Meal

  2. Tutoring Services

    • One-on-one or Group Academic Tutoring

    • Online or In-Person Support

    • Courses: Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and University Courses

  3. Student Peer Support

    • Exclusive/Private student online forum

    • Mentoring

    • Career Coaching

    • Assistance for post-secondary school selection and application

    • Student Loan Application

    • Academic Scholarship Application

  4. Services for Students with Disabilities

    • In-Office Employment

    • Transportation Allowance

  5. After-School Learning Sessions with invited Expert/Guest Speakers for topics on:

    • “Empowering Student-Athlete Holistic Wellness”

    • “Finding Life Balance Between School and Work”

    • "Students' Applications for Student Loans"

    • Student scholarship applications

    • Post-secondary school selections and registrations

    • Free meals while participating in the session

  6. Hybrid digital literacy workshop on essential online tools, including, but not limited to:

    • Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat

  7. FLY Exhibitor at Immigration and Career Fairs in:

    • Toronto

    • Manitoba

    • Saskatchewan

    • Calgary

    • Vancouver

  8. FLY Recognition Day

    • Showcasing of students’ cultural talents 

    • Awarding of scholarships

    • Certificate of Participation

    • Volunteer Awards

    • Free Lunch

    • Networking

bottom of page