The Future of Urban Work

The future of work as a young adult seems precarious. 3-5 years of experience for an entry-level job? The gig economy? Employment tied to health and dental benefits? Careers are now seen as an unattainable commitment and many barriers are rooted in hiring practices and culture that reflect and reinforce systemic inequality. The current environment for youth employment can be a disheartening maze, and circumstances like the COVID crisis, the tanking economy, and the shifting housing market are challenging our understanding and expectations for the future of work. Hosted by CFC, Youthful Cities and RBC Future Launch, the ‘Future of Urban Work: Summit’ was a four-day virtual summit which connected 120 young people selected from across the country, and provided a unique paid opportunity for youth to grow their network, build on their experience, develop their careers and advance solutions for the future of their communities.

Global Summit 2015

In 2015, Youthful Cities hosted a global Summit with youth from 50 cities globally and 50 Canadian youth in Toronto.