Inside-Out (The Black Employment Support Program)

A Life Skills and Employment Readiness Program for Black Justice-Impacted Individuals

Inside-out (The Black Employment Support Program) empowers Black justice-impacted individuals to find pathways to sustainable employment. This program is derived from the R.E.A.L. School (Reality Education Applied Life Skills) Model and is designed to invigorate, inspire and empower.

The program is delivered at the Toronto South and Toronto East detention centers, as well as the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre.

The program teaches:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Financial Literacy
  • Effective Communication
  • Positive Black Identity
  • Goal-Setting
  • Transferable skills development/allocation
  • Personal Development
  • Employment and Career Readiness

The program consists of twice-weekly group sessions. 8 individuals from each facility who have less than 6 months to release or parole are eligible for 1-on-1 case management with Urban Rez facilitators.

Inside-Out is run by Black facilitators with lived experience in the community, and is centered on creating a supportive, caring environment that uplifts Black people.

To inquire further about the Inside-Out (Black Employment Support) Program, please e-mail or call 647-70-URBAN (87226)

The Inside-Out (Black Employment Support) Program is delivered in partnership with the Ontario Ministry for Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and the Ministry of the Solicitor General.