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Initiative Profiles


Woodlife Program

Lead Organization: St. Leonard's House (Peel)
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Serving: Peel Region

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A pre-apprenticeship program for at risk youth in Peel Region that employs participants on a full time basis for six months while teaching woodworking and employment skills. Youth aged 16 to 24 work under a master craftsman in a supervised workshop, and are supported through the life challenges that they face in developing new skills and connecting to potential employers.

About the Initiative

Types of Activities: Employment / job training

Principal Clients: Youth, Hard-to-house, Substance abuse, Low or fixed income

Scope: Regional

Setting: Urban

Started: January 2002 to: ongoing

Types of Funding: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Offers Services In: English


Mailing Address: Woodlife Program
1105 Queen Street East, Box 2607, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5M6

Contact Person: Carmine Spadafora, Program Manager



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This listing was last updated on: April 4, 2005

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