Golden Mile News Update

Recruitment ongoing as work commences through new partnerships

Aecon-Golden Mile (A-GM), a community-led joint venture between the Centre for Inclusive Economic Opportunity Golden Mile (CIEO) (51%) and Aecon (49%), is expanding economic opportunities and helping local residents in the Greater Golden Mile area of Scarborough, Ontario overcome employment barriers and launch thriving careers in the trades.

The CIEO is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2020 by 10 community organizations to expand economic opportunities for residents of the Greater Golden Mile. Its majority ownership means more than half of A-GM’s revenue will be reinvested in the Golden Mile community, with Aecon providing training for skilled trades and functional support roles.

A-GM was recently identified as the preferred contractor in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kilmer Group for utilities-related work including hydrovac and fibre optic installations. Kilmer Group is developing projects in the West Don Lands area of Toronto as part of a consortium with Tricon Residential and Dream Unlimited. A-GM is currently recruiting Greater Golden Mile residents for unionized construction jobs associated with this work, and for its next cohort to begin training in January of 2023 as part of an ongoing effort to build a stable workforce from the community.

The Labour Education Centre is one CIEO’s 10 founding community organizations and is helping A-GM recruit its next cohort of trainees. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Marzieh Sarvi ([email protected] or 647-836-7420) to apply and learn more about upcoming job opportunities.

Click here to read the full press release from Aecon.

Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.