How to
Get Involved


To ask about becoming a social enterprise employee with LOFT Kitchen, please contact:

Julia Gonsalves
(416) 668-3492

If you are an ambitious young person, or part of a youth group in Toronto’s West End, who would like to talk about program development for youth at the new George Chuvalo Community Centre, please contact:

Julia Gonsalves
(416) 668-3492


*** Please note that we are at capacity and can no longer accept volunteer requests for 2017***

LOFT YCSEI is currently engaging volunteers who are interested in:

  • Program Development
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Fundraising

Student Placements

***Please note that we are at capacity for student placements with our LOFT YCSEI program for the September 2017 school year***

LOFT YCSEI is currently interested in engaging students in fields such as:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Child & Youth Work
  • Community Work
  • Social Services Work
Application Form

In-Kind Wishlist

LOFT YCSEI is currently in need of in-kind items including:

  • knife sets
  • knife bags
  • chef coats
  • chef hats
  • aprons
  • rubber soled shoes
  • industrial coffee grinder
  • white coffee mugs (12oz)
  • tea infusers
  • table top sandwich cooler
  • catering vehicle

Before getting hired at LOFT Kitchen, I had no previous work experience and found it difficult to find a job, but through the assistance of a program at St Stephen’s I was referred to my current job. I worked at LOFT for four months, before being promoted to Front of House Lead, and I am now a mentor for new employees who are referred by similar programs.

LOFT Youth

I like working at LOFT Kitchen because it’s taught me many valuable skills I can use later on in life. I learned how to use a knife properly, basic recipes, how to use my time more efficiently.

LOFT Youth

What I like about working here is I like the flexible schedule, how understanding everybody is in terms of my mental health, and all of the skills I’ve learned like my knife skills, my time management and my overall scheduling.

LOFT Youth

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