Eagle Ridge

View Larger Map 2-301 Sparrow Hawk DR
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P1
Phone: 780-743-9600
  • Camps
  • Child Care
  • Education and Training
  • Health and Fitness
  • Youth Supports


Bridging the Gap is a 20-week employment readiness program which enhances the skills of young job-seeking Albertans through a combination of an intensive training program as well as a 12-week work experience provided by industry professionals just like you.  

Certifications such as First Aid, CPR and WHMIS, as well as topics  such as workplace communication, computer literacy, customer relations, and personal development are all covered with the training program to ensure that participants are well prepared for the evolving job market. 


  • Between the ages of 15-30 years.
  • Not currently in school.
  • Unemployed and not eligible for Employment Insurance.
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent citizen or refugee.
For Participants & Youth

When you are ready to get back on track for a better future with greater prospects for work, money and stability, Bridging the Gap may be what you need to get started.

Inspiration from past participants

“BTG helps me get back into the routine of the work force and get back into the routine of being productive every day.” ~ Ryan
“Doing something productive everyday helps us to keep busy and to stay out of trouble.” ~ Will and Aurea
“Bridging the Gap taught me that it’s worth it to feel worth it. I feel like I really have something to offer now.” ~ Jordan

View the Info Sheet

For Employers

Learn how Bridging the Gap can benefit your company while you help shape the lives of young professionals.

View the Employer Agreement Information

For more information about the Bridging The Gap program, contact:

Eagle Ridge Community Centre
2-301 Sparrow Hawk Drive
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P1
780 743-9600

Erin Brann
Program Director - Bridging the Gap Program
YMCA of Northern Alberta | Edmonton | Grande Prairie | Wood Buffalo

   *Funded by the Government of Canada.

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