Blog

The Reboot Plus Blog aims to raise awareness of the talent held by this group of youth. Two blogs are posted each month and share the experiences of our youth, our partners, participating professionals, school districts and staff, as well as provide updates on our research and findings. 

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The Role of Alternative Education in Canada’s Future

The Role of Alternative Education in Canada’s Future

Canada faces multiple crises in climate, healthcare, labor, immigration, and democracy. These challenges show a need for ... read more

Understanding Youth Through the BC Adolescent Health Survey

Understanding Youth Through the BC Adolescent Health Survey

Insights from the 2023 BC Adolescent Health Survey The release of the first report from the 2023 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) ... read more

Navigating a Non-linear Career Path: Insights from a Photographer

Navigating a Non-linear Career Path: Insights from a Photographer

Chris Wright has volunteered his time and expertise to the participants of the Reboot Plus program, offering informational interviews ... read more

Surviving Economic Shocks: How Reboot Plus Can Help Canadian Youth

Surviving Economic Shocks: How Reboot Plus Can Help Canadian Youth

Understanding Economic Shocks and their Impact on Canadian Youth Economic downturns can wreak havoc on lives, especially for young ... read more

Bridging the Employment Gap for Neurodivergent Individuals in Canada

Bridging the Employment Gap for Neurodivergent Individuals in Canada

In Canada, an estimated 1 in 66 youth 5-17 years of age have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With programs like ... read more

Empowering Canadian Youth: Unleashing Dreams through Education and Career Development

Empowering Canadian Youth: Unleashing Dreams through Education and Career Development

Every young person carries the potential to achieve greatness. Yet, to realize their wildest dreams and unlock their best potential, ... read more

The Impact of Reboot Plus in Workforce Development

The Impact of Reboot Plus in Workforce Development

The Burnaby Board of Trade is a trailblazer in the realm of workforce development. Their partnership with Reboot Plus helps Burnaby ... read more

The Rapid Rise of ChatGPT: Transforming the Workforce in the Age of AI

The Rapid Rise of ChatGPT: Transforming the Workforce in the Age of AI

As generative AI tools like ChatGPT gain prominence, they are shaping the workforce, education, and productivity. read more

Nurturing Futures: The Power of Mentorship and Community in Youth Empowerment

Nurturing Futures: The Power of Mentorship and Community in Youth Empowerment

Let's delve into the crucial role of mentorship, community, and youth empowerment in the transformative journey from high school to ... read more

A Chamber CEO’s Perspective on Reboot Plus Program

A Chamber CEO’s Perspective on Reboot Plus Program

Nurturing Connections Between Students and Businesses “In my role as the CEO of our local chamber, fostering connections between the ... read more

Helping Vulnerable Young People in Rural Communities Access Opportunities for Growth

Helping Vulnerable Young People in Rural Communities Access Opportunities for Growth

"We are currently in a labour crisis. Business struggle to find workers and it’s getting worse. We’re seeing businesses shut down in ... read more

Engaging Youth Helps Communities Thrive

Engaging Youth Helps Communities Thrive

Meaningful youth engagement offers substantial benefits to both young individuals and the wider community. Engagement can be a ... read more

The Importance of Community in Supporting Vulnerable Youth to High School Graduation

The Importance of Community in Supporting Vulnerable Youth to High School Graduation

There are many reasons why people become disengaged from high school. In the traditional model of education, it is becoming ... read more

How the Reboot Plus Program Is Making a Difference in Our Communities

How the Reboot Plus Program Is Making a Difference in Our Communities

“We’ve been able to show that we’re making a difference as an organization to our city in our partnership with Reboot Plus. This ... read more

How Reboot Plus Helps Young People Develop Competencies Through Self-Reflection and Feedback

How Reboot Plus Helps Young People Develop Competencies Through Self-Reflection and Feedback

Many young people struggle to understand how they fit in the current models of high school education and the workforce beyond. Reboot ... read more

Helping Young People Who Don’t Fit in the Traditional Model of Education Benefits Everyone

Helping Young People Who Don’t Fit in the Traditional Model of Education Benefits Everyone

“The ethos of the program is its magic: we have a low-pressure, high-performance model for success. We don’t make anybody do ... read more

How Reboot Plus Helps Teens Find Purpose Amid The Mental Health Crisis

How Reboot Plus Helps Teens Find Purpose Amid The Mental Health Crisis

If we want students to be well, we need to encourage healthy behaviour instead of just addressing illness. Most proposed solutions on ... read more

A Community Rallies to Help Young People Find Purpose

A Community Rallies to Help Young People Find Purpose

“This program is one of the highlights of my career. It was an absolute joy to make a difference with the work that we do.” Lisa ... read more

Helping Artists Learn About Career Opportunities in the Music Industry

Helping Artists Learn About Career Opportunities in the Music Industry

Samï Ghawï, MBA, is the Director of FUSIONpresents and Manager, of the Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Music City ... read more

A Community-Centric Blueprint to Help Youth Reach High School Graduation

A Community-Centric Blueprint to Help Youth Reach High School Graduation

Reboot Plus works to increase high school graduation rates in communities across Canada. Specifically, we want to target youth with ... read more

Helping Young People Find their Career Path

Helping Young People Find their Career Path

“I have taught several youth programs. This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding groups of youth I have worked ... read more

Helping Youth Find Vision

Helping Youth Find Vision

“We are not an employment program; we are a life envisioning program: what kind of person are you? What do you want to do with your ... read more

Alternative pathways to success – so many possibilities

Alternative pathways to success – so many possibilities

“I feel like Reboot Plus should be integrated into high school. This should be a high school course. I now have options in front of ... read more

7 ways to help youth reengage

7 ways to help youth reengage

This program works because we meet youth where they are and individualize the program to their needs. We've provided 7 ways to help youth reengage in their education and career development. read more

4 ways you can support Gen Z entering the workforce

4 ways you can support Gen Z entering the workforce

The difficulties in attracting and retaining workers in Canada will be a struggle for a while. We need to consider ways we can adapt ... read more

Labour Shortages Across Canada. What’s Really Going On?

Labour Shortages Across Canada. What’s Really Going On?

Statistics show unemployment running as low as it's ever been, record-high job vacancy numbers and unprecedented labour force ... read more

Burnaby businesses broaden recruitment strategies

Burnaby businesses broaden recruitment strategies

The Burnaby Board of Trade partnered with the Reboot Plus program “Common across all sectors in Burnaby is the challenge of finding ... read more

How Reboot Plus Helps Youth Reach their Potential

How Reboot Plus Helps Youth Reach their Potential

 "What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a teen in high school, this question can cause anxiety about the future. Especially if ... read more

Reboot Plus Ready to Launch in Calgary

Reboot Plus Ready to Launch in Calgary

Bow Valley College and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Join Forces to Introduce Innovative Youth Labour Market Program An innovative ... read more

A Hope Centred Education and Career Development Program is Coming to London!

A Hope Centred Education and Career Development Program is Coming to London!

The overall goal is to provide a positive educational experience and encourage youth to actively continue their education to prepare for a meaningful career. read more

A Student Finds Their Career Path With Reboot Plus

A Student Finds Their Career Path With Reboot Plus

“Nothing lasts forever, and things can change if you want them too." A recent graduate of the Reboot Plus program shares their ... read more

How Reboot Plus Can Help Vulnerable Youth Graduate and Thrive

How Reboot Plus Can Help Vulnerable Youth Graduate and Thrive

12 – 16% of Canada’s youth will not graduate from high school. How Reboot Plus Can Help Vulnerable Youth Graduate and Thrive High ... read more

Helping Youth Find a Meaningful Career Path in Langley

Helping Youth Find a Meaningful Career Path in Langley

“Education is a business issue.  Without an educated workforce, businesses won’t be able to thrive and succeed in the future." The ... read more

Why Investing in Vulnerable Students is Good for the Surrey Economy

Why Investing in Vulnerable Students is Good for the Surrey Economy

“Every single person matters in this economy. We need to collaborate to ensure that our grade 11 and 12 students have every ... read more

Humanities and Social Sciences Can Equip Youth for Future Work

Humanities and Social Sciences Can Equip Youth for Future Work

In-demand skills in Canada include leadership, cultural competence, resiliency, problem-solving, collaboration, and communication. ... read more

3 Things You Should Know About Students in the Reboot Plus Program

3 Things You Should Know About Students in the Reboot Plus Program

Students in the Reboot Plus program are youth who have not or may not graduate high school and includes Indigenous Peoples, new ... read more

The Ingredients to Success with the Reboot Plus Program

The Ingredients to Success with the Reboot Plus Program

“The students entering this program are some of the most self-aware students I have ever met. They really want the opportunity to be a ... read more

4 Strategies to Build a More Diverse Workplace

4 Strategies to Build a More Diverse Workplace

Generational diversity is increasing in the Canadian workforce. In addition to employing people from different races, religions, and ... read more

Summary of Findings for the Reboot Plus Program (Sept 2020- April 2022)

Summary of Findings for the Reboot Plus Program (Sept 2020- April 2022)

The Reboot Plus  program is funded as a labour market research initiative by the Future Skills Centre, Government of Canada. The goals ... read more

3 Reasons Why I am Participating in Informational Interviews with Youth

3 Reasons Why I am Participating in Informational Interviews with Youth

“One conversation can change someone’s life. It did for me.” Aanchal Dhir is an Asset Manager for a Real Estate Family office. In her ... read more

How Reboot Plus Bridges High School Students into Post-Secondary

How Reboot Plus Bridges High School Students into Post-Secondary

“The cool factor of being able to go to college provided significant buy-in and engagement for my students." Adam Outhwaite is a ... read more

5 Ways Our Villages Can Help Youth Stay on Track to Graduate

5 Ways Our Villages Can Help Youth Stay on Track to Graduate

A Village of Opportunity “It takes a village to support students navigating the transition from High School.  It is important we take ... read more

A Student’s Journey to Knowing Their Self

A Student’s Journey to Knowing Their Self

The biggest benefit of the Reboot Plus program is the confidence it gave me. A Lucky Encounter I found out about the Reboot Plus ... read more

Five Reasons Why Professionals Should Provide Informational Interviews for Youth

Five Reasons Why Professionals Should Provide Informational Interviews for Youth

If you could change the life of a youth in as little as 30-60 minutes, would you? For Ram Sundar, the answer is yes. A man of many ... read more

4 Ways Burnaby Schools Are Helping Students Reengage in Their Future

4 Ways Burnaby Schools Are Helping Students Reengage in Their Future

How Reboot Plus and the Burnaby School District’s partnership benefits by giving Help for high-school students in Burnaby The ... read more

Reboot Plus is Expanding Education in Surrey High-schools

Reboot Plus is Expanding Education in Surrey High-schools

Reboot Plus, a program is designed to re-engage youth, who are not finished or not on track to graduate from high school, in their ... read more

Researching Reboot Plus

Researching Reboot Plus

Carla Hotel, MA, MEd (Counselling Psychology), and Danielle Quigley, Ph.D. of Douglas College in New Westminster, B.C., are ... read more

A Professional Infuses Youth With Hope

A Professional Infuses Youth With Hope

The Reboot Plus Program offers an alternative path for students who are not on track to graduate from high school. Working to reengage ... read more

A Student’s Self-Discovery Journey in the Reboot Plus Program

A Student’s Self-Discovery Journey in the Reboot Plus Program

I started the Reboot Plus program in January. I was wrapping up my last semester of high school and had no idea what my future ... read more

How Reboot Plus Can Help Youth Discover Their Career Path

How Reboot Plus Can Help Youth Discover Their Career Path

It can be difficult to understand why one should be concerned with finishing high school when there is no clear vision of what lies ... read more

Sharing Career Insight With Students of the Reboot Plus Program

Sharing Career Insight With Students of the Reboot Plus Program

Vanessa Marshall works as an Artist Manager at DNEG (VFX company) and part time as a Course Instructor at Vancouver Film School ... read more

Reboot Plus: A Fresh Alternative For Youth

Reboot Plus: A Fresh Alternative For Youth

Kari and Coreen work with youth in the Reboot Plus Program Once students have made the choice to enter the program, these two guide ... read more

Six Ways Reboot Plus has Helped Me Solidify My Future Plans

Six Ways Reboot Plus has Helped Me Solidify My Future Plans

How I discovered Reboot Plus My high school teacher signed me up for this program. I had a spare block, and she thought it would be a ... read more

A Chance to Give Back: Helping Young People by Sharing What I Know About the World of Work

A Chance to Give Back: Helping Young People by Sharing What I Know About the World of Work

The Burnaby Board of Trade is a partner in the Reboot Plusprogram which seeks to support youth in exploring careers paths and ... read more

How Reboot Plus Can Help Youth Discover Their Career Path

How Reboot Plus Can Help Youth Discover Their Career Path

It can be difficult to understand why one should be concerned with finishing high school when there is no clear vision of what lies ... read more

5 Ways Youth Can Find Their Path With Reboot Plus

5 Ways Youth Can Find Their Path With Reboot Plus

The first cycle of the Reboot Plus program is now complete, with the second of three cycles underway. Students of this program express ... read more

A Student’s Self-Discovery Journey in the Reboot Plus Program

A Student’s Self-Discovery Journey in the Reboot Plus Program

I started the Reboot Plus program in January. I was wrapping up my last semester of high school and had no idea what my future ... read more

Four Ways Reboot Plus Is Engaging Youth In Their Career Development

Four Ways Reboot Plus Is Engaging Youth In Their Career Development

Hope-Centred Career Development “If you could go back in time and tell your 18-year-old self where you are now, would they believe ... read more

Researching Reboot Plus: Examining New Approaches to Training and Skills Development for Canadian Youth

Researching Reboot Plus: Examining New Approaches to Training and Skills Development for Canadian Youth

Carla Hotel, MA, MEd (Counselling Psychology), and Danielle Quigley, Ph.D. of Douglas College in New Westminster, B.C., are ... read more

3 Reasons for Professionals to Participate in Informational Interviews for Youth

3 Reasons for Professionals to Participate in Informational Interviews for Youth

The Burnaby Board of Trade is a proud partner of the Reboot Plus Program, which connects youth with businesses to explore potential ... read more