Work Experience, Life Skills Training for Youth 16+

PACTBuild is a hands-on, experiential painting and wall finishing program for at-risk youth across the Greater Toronto Area.

Working as part of a crew out of a professional workshop, beginner and advanced students gain valuable work training including teamwork, time management and self-discipline. After completing a minimum of six program sessions, each dedicated participant will be capable of repairing, painting or otherwise finishing any wall with professional results.

Those participants who show a strong interest, motivation, maturity and commitment level are encouraged to stay connected to the program and are offered paid employment opportunities as available. Youth involved also take part in completing wall finishing and painting projects for other non-profit and charitable organizations, providing real-life, working experience.

PACTBuild runs on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm | 101 Portland St, Etobicoke

Hire a PACT Painting Partner to Directly Support Youth

In the PACTPainting program, youth take part in a six-week training program where there are taught basic wall finishing and painting techniques. A nurturing training model with an emphasis on participation, punctuality, positive attitude and teamwork help to effectively integrate many at-risk youth into the job market.

After completion of the beginner program, youth are encouraged to take part in an advanced class, where they learn and work alongside experienced, reputable instructors.The most passionate and reliable students are paid honorariums while working on real job sites in the community.

PACTPainting Partners

Our PACT painting partners, run by long-time PACT instructors and professional painters/contractors, work with youth and provide on-the-job-training. The most committed are hired as employees or are equipped to find employment with other professional companies.


For more information about PACTBuild, for a free painting quote or to make a referral, please contact Ben Marshall at 416-656-8824 or