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Our Training Programs

Restaurant Employment and Training Program

One of the pillars of FABARNAK's social enterprise model is a structured, 1-year training and employment program for members of our communities who have faced barriers to employment. Through this program, participants are employed for a one-year period and receive training and on-the-job experience within an intentional and structured environment. While some of our participants chose to continue in a career in food service and hospitality, many of our partiticipants transition to school or other careers, using their year at FABARNAK as a launching pad for continued success.

FABARNAK's program defines 'barriers to employment' broadly. Previous program participants have included trans youth undergoing a gender transition, newcomers to Canada with limited Canadian work experience and young people in recovery from addiction.

For more information about the Employment and Training Program, contact:

Becky McFarlane
Director, Programs and Community Services

416-355-6775 | BMcfarlane@The519.org

Hospitality and Food Services Internship

The volunteer internship in hospitality and food service provides an opportunity to develop valuable skills in a busy and vibrant environment while contributing to The 519 in a very meaningful way. Participants receive hands on and theoretical training in all aspects of the hospitality field, including Smart Serve Certification. Participants are given opportunities to volunteer at special events and within our social enterprise restaurant to develop on-the-job skills and experience. Upon completion of the six-month training period, participants will receive an internship certificate and will be welcome to continue in volunteering at events and in the restaurant as appropriate.

We are not currently recruiting for Internship Participants.

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