This Way Ahead (GAP Program)

  • Employment
  • Youth 16 - 24

Available in New Westminster Surrey Vancouver

This Way Ahead offers youth ages 16 through 24 an opportunity to gain valuable skills and confidence in the customer service field through a series of supported workshops and a paid internship with the GAP, Old Navy, or Banana Republic. Hosting stores are located in Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Richmond.









(Photo: Patricia De Las Alas – A successful This Way Ahead grad currently working in a permanent position at Old Navy)

Program Features

  • Nine weeks of part-time, in-group life and employment skills workshops
  • 10-week part-time internship in store with the GAP, Banana Republic, or Old Navy
  • Three-month post internship follow-up and job coaching

Program Details

What Can You Expect?

Participants will attend workshops once a week for nine weeks where they will gain both life skills and employment-related skills to help prepare them for paid employment with the GAP, Old Navy, or Banana Republic. During these workshops, participants will learn basic resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, self-esteem building, and customer service skills. Upon completion of the workshop portion of the program, participants will be supported during an application phase with the GAP, Banana Republic, or Old Navy to apply for a 10-week paid internship. Participants will be supported by a job coach during the internship, and after the internship, to support them in their employment goals post internship.


  • Youth ages 16 through 24
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada


Workshop locations: Surrey, Vancouver, and New Westminster

Hosting store locations: Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Richmond

This Program Is Funded By

  • GAP logo

Contact Information

For more information about the program, please call 236-888-4756 or email

How To Apply

To apply to be part of This Way Ahead, please contact for an application form.


Start Date April 2019

Application Deadline April 5, 2019

This Way Ahead

Application Form