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Life & Job Skills Community Service Projects for High School Students

All PACT Life & Job Skills programs are designed to empower youth, foster team-building, develop self-esteem as well as develop a sense of accomplishment and contribution.

Most PACT programs give students the opportunity to complete required volunteer and community service hours, as well as give the student practical real world experience that they do not usually receive in the traditional school environment.

Get your 40 hours!

All Toronto high school students are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service to graduate. Hours can start to be accumulated in the summer before grade 9. It is encouraged to complete your hours before the end of grade 10.

Our Life & Job Skills Community Service Projects

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A culinary project teaching youth how to cook healthy food from around the world, culminating in a full-course meal for seniors or underprivileged members of the community.

More about PACTCooking here.

Grow to Learn Schoolyard Gardens

PACT School GardensAn urban agricultural gardening project connected to schools in priority neighbourhoods and producing thousands of pounds of organic heirloom produce for food banks and youth focused culinary/food programs (including our own) each year.

Read about our GTL Schoolyard Gardens here.


web_filmA project where youth are given a voice and make short films and public service announcements about issues that impact their personal lives and communities using professional film making equipment.

Read about PACTFilm here.


web_build16+ A renovations and wall finishing project where youth learn to plaster, patch and professionally paint walls. Working as part of a crew, youth apply their skills working out in the local community on real world outreach projects beautifying other charities and worthy not-for-profit organizations.

Read about PACTBuild here.


web_fashionAn introduction to sewing and fashion where youth learn to make baby bags and clothing/dresses that are donated to underprivileged and homeless recipients. An advanced program supports youth in more advanced projects and assists in finding employment or education in the industry.

Read more about PACTFashion here.


web_rocksIn this six week urban music workshop, students learn to play a song using the instrument of their choice; and eventually write their own song.The six week workshop culminates in a concert for parents, friends and other community members with monies raised from ticket sales going back to support the program.

Read more about PACTMusic here.


For more information about PACT Life & Job Skills projects, please contact Andrea at