Employment placements and experiential learning for youth who are out of work and out of school.
A hands-on work placement in a relaxed environment where 18-29 year-olds explore different aspects of the food system, while earning wages and experience.
Please note: this program is at full capacity at the moment, so we are closed to new opportunities pending further funding.
- Expand your knowledge of food work opportunities
- Gain experience
- Build your network and gain references
- Contribute to building a better food system in Guelph-Wellington
- Pursue your interests
- Meet new people and have fun!
Your paid placement will be based at the work location(s) that is the best fit for you (warehouse, kitchen, or food growing). You will have a chance to experience all work locations, eat good food, try new things, and explore new interests!
It’s definitely helped out with figuring out what I enjoy and what I don’t… [it’s]Youth with Employment Placement
giving me an idea of what I’m capable of, essentially.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I don’t have any previous experience or a big interest in food work. Could this still be for me?
A: YES! No previous experience or desire to become a chef required.
Q: What is the atmosphere like?
A: The SEED prioritizes creating a welcoming, open, accessible, respectful environment. Our staff are here to support your learning any way we can!
Q: How many hours/ how long are the placements?
A: We work with each participant to find a placement that works for them and the needs of our social enterprises.
For more info, contact:
Nicole Leighton, Youth Employment Lead