Education & Training

Growing Opportunities

Also called “Grow Ops,” this department helps you with the little things that make a big difference.

Here are some of the things we offer:

  • Help getting IDs (birth certificate, health card, SIN card, treaty card, and more!)
  • Volunteer and paid work experiences called “odd jobs”
  • Help developing your resume
  • Getting on or off EIA (welfare)
  • Connections to school or training programs
  • Drop-in training workshops, as the pandemic allows

To access Grow Ops, contact info@rayinc.ca or call 204-783-5617 ext 208, or speak to staff in drop-in.

Level Up!

Are you ready to work but need to level-up your skills? The Level Up! Employment and Training program is a paid training program and it might be just what you need to get to work.

Level Up! has two streams designed to best fit your training needs:

Level Up! Launch Pad is a 9-week paid training program in our alternative classroom environment focused building life skills that will help you in your future career.

Level Up! Lift Off is a 7-week paid training in our alternative classroom that teaches the skills you need to get a job and keep it.

Both programs are followed by a supported work placement of up to 16 weeks where you can continue learning on the job.

Here’s what you need to join Level Up!:

  • You are 18 – 29 years old
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You have a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Don’t have one? No worries! Contact Grow Ops about IDs.
  • You have not received EI in the past 5 years, or are not currently eligible to collect EI. 
  • You have never participated in an employment program funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (not sure? Talk to RaY staff!)
  • You have safe and secure housing. (Don’t have this? Check out our housing page)
  • You have a bank account. (Don’t have one? Talk to our Grow Ops staff!)
  • You are ready to work!

Does this sound like you? Fill out an application below or get in touch at levelup@rayinc.ca.