Talent City Vaughan

Talent City Vaughan offers micro grants to eligible non-profit community and social service organizations that provide Vaughan residents or employees of Vaughan based businesses with re-skilling, upskilling and other workforce development training programs.

Talent City Vaughan is a grant program designed to support workforce development within the City of Vaughan. The program provides grant funding for eligible non-profit community and social service organizations to host training programs for Vaughan residents or employees of Vaughan-based businesses. Programs can involve a wide range of micro-credentials, up-skilling and re-skilling programs that will allow Vaughan residents or employees of Vaughan based-businesses to meet the needs of the City’s growing economy. Applicants’ training programs must provide Vaughan residents or employees of Vaughan-based businesses with new skills that either help to secure gainful employment or remain employed at their current employer.


Talent City Vaughan applications are now closed. The next round of application intake is expected to open in April 2025. For more information please follow Vaughan Economic Development on LinkedIn.

TALENT CITY VAUGHAN 2024 PROGRAM CRITERIA

Have questions about Talent City Vaughan? Please contact Christian Zavarella, Economic Development Officer at Christian.Zavarella@vaughan.ca or Yuelin Ge, Economic Development Coordinator at Yuelin.Ge@vaughan.ca.

  • In 2022 Talent City Vaughan disbursed funding to seven community and social service organizations that hosted workforce development training for more than 140 Vaughan residents.


    Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women | Business Training for Interpreters

    Professional training to work as an interpreter in the business, healthcare, legal, and medical sector and to operate as a freelance interpreter.


    Human Endeavour | Job Readiness Program

    Providing workplace skills training in bookkeeping, accounting, communication, email etiquette, and Microsoft Office Suite.


    Humanity First | Lend a Hand, Learn a Skill

    Professional development skills training for volunteers in warehouse management, customer/client service, and Microsoft Excel.


    Kleinburg Nobleton Soccer Club | Youth Coach Development Program

    Training to provide youth access to seasonal employment opportunities as community soccer coaches.


    Memory Loss Foundation | Understanding Dementia & Montessori Approach for Dementia

    Training for Personal Support Workers, Dietary Aid Workers, and Program Aid Workers on how to manage and care for individuals with dementia.


    The Career Foundation | Furniture Manufacturing

    Partnering with Vaughan-based furniture manufacturer, furniture upholstery training will be provided.


    Vaughan International Film Festival | Post-Production Workshops

    4 workshop sessions, focusing on the different stages of film/video post-production: colour science, VFX, sound mixing, and video editing.

  • In 2023 Talent City Vaughan disbursed funding to nine community and social service organizations. For more information on organizations training programs please visit the links below.


    Blue Door | Construct Program

    Training program aimed at propelling individuals from Vaughan into careers in the skilled trade sector.

    Learn more here.


    COSTI | Language Training at the Workplace

    Programming aims to enhance the language skills of employees at Vaughan-based businesses or residents.

    Learn more here.


    Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women | Business Training for Interpreters

    Professional training to work as an interpreter in the business, healthcare, legal, and medical sector and to operate as a freelance interpreter.

    Learn more here.


    Humanity First | Lend a Hand, Learn a Skill

    Professional development skills training for volunteers in warehouse management, customer/client service, and Microsoft Excel.

    Learn more here.


    Kleinburg Nobleton Soccer Club | Youth Coach Development Program

    Training to provide youth access to seasonal employment opportunities as community soccer coaches.


    Memory Loss Foundation | Understanding Dementia & Montessori Approach for Dementia

    Training for Personal Support Workers, Dietary Aid Workers, and Program Aid Workers on how to manage and care for individuals with dementia.

    Learn more here.


    The Career Foundation | Skilled Trades Development Program

    Training will include a trade careers awareness session, skills assessment, and a career discovery day. A paid internship will be offered to a minimum of 7 participants. Following this, a minimum of 5 participants will be selected for employment.

    Learn more here.


    Vaughan International Film Festival | Film Industry Training

    The training will be divided into multiple seminars covering various film industry topics including location sound mixing, micro-budget filmmaking, and film producing.

    Learn more here.


    Woof a Palooza | Pet First Aid Program

    Programming to upskill pet businesses including Veterinary Clinics, Pet Groomers, Dog Walkers, Dog Trainers, and Doggy Daycares to assist a dog in an emergency.

    Learn more here.