BGCBigs Youth Newsletter | December 2022

BGCBigs wants to keep you informed on all things in the community and in youth employment

Do you need help with a resume, an application, interview preparation, or anything else employment-related?
Our Youth Employment Coordinator is available for individual appointments.
Book your appointment here

NOVEMBER 29: 4 PM - 7 PM
Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
2100 Premier Way Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2G4

Strathcona County in partnership with BGC Strathcona County invite young people (aged 15-25 years) to the youth employment job fair.

This is an exciting opportunity for those who are seeking opportunities to enter the workforce. At this event, you will meet potential employers, visit employment support agencies, learn about job openings, submit resumes and connect with youth-friendly businesses.

Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resume as there will be opportunities for sharing it with potential employers.

In addition to having organizations to support young workers and businesses with potential opportunities, there will be presentations on the main stage.

Should you require assistance with transportation to or from the Job Fair kindly let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
Phone: 780-464-8095
Email: [email protected]
DECEMBER 13: 1 PM - 4 PM
Edmonton Expo Centre
7515 - 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0J2

Connect with Hiring Companies, Government, Employment Services, Colleges, and Universities. The Edmonton Job Fair welcomes specialists in employment, career development, training, and education across Edmonton.
Below are some resources EPL offers for Job Seekers. You can find more information on their website here

Brainfuse JobNow provides personalized career advice, including live coaching for interview prep, resumé creation and job searching

This job-hunting resource has everything you need to create great resumés and cover letters, search for jobs, prep for interviews and more.
RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will be open for applications between September 28th and December 1st, 2022.
This scholarship is awarded to 20 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada every year, and is valued at up to $10,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.

Candidates must have applied to, or be registered to attend a post-secondary institution in the 2023/24 school year, full-time.
Learn about the difference these scholarships made for our 2022 recipients here.
Please share this opportunity widely. 
RBC Future Launch Scholarship
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship is currently open for applications on a rolling basis.

This scholarship is exclusively for youth aged 15-29 who are not in school or only studying part time.

Valued at $1,500, funds can be used for learning opportunities including short-term courses, workshops, certificates, online training; and other expenses related to advancing skills.
Do you know a young person in your community who could benefit from this support?

Please share this opportunity widely.

Other RBC Future Launch Resources for Youth
Please find a brochure attached outlining some of the great resources available through Future Launch to young people across Canada.
Explore School and Program Options

Are you unsure what school or options you have for next year. Explore these links that provide a guide for post secondary!

Alis How to Apply for Free Money

Alis is a Government of Alberta website designed to help support Albertans with thier next steps. if you are looking for support with Grants, Schoolarship applications, or Student Aid Alberta they can help!

YMCA Y Mind Program

Y Mind is a free seven-week group mental wellness program delivered to teens aged 13 to 18 and youth aged 18 to 30 who experience mild to moderate anxiety. Youth learn effective skills to cope with symptoms of anxiety and engage in early-intervention mental wellness support in a safe environment that connects others who have similar experiences.

Please feel free to reach out to Aaron Teel [email protected] with any questions or more information on accessing this new program.

City of Edmonton

  • For kids 8-17 years
  • $15/month or drop in for $2/day
  • Anyone ages 8+ can go to the pool and gym on their own. They need to be 12+ to use the fitness centre and will need to take a Youth in Action course which is free with this pass.
  • Youth need to scan in between 1- 530pm, but can stay all evening.
City of Edmonton

  • Programs offered by non profit groups for free at various recreation centres (some of which are offered by FCSS funded agencies). 
  • Some programs are drop-in and some are registered. 
  • Some of the registered programs have their information up on the website and for some it is coming soon.
Need More Information
Contact Us!
Please reach out to our Youth Employment Coordinator
Muna Abdulfatah Ahmed
for more information, questions or concerns.

780 699-8506