Retail Skills Training


Developed in conjunction with Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Retail Management, the Retail Foundations program is a free, flexible, 12-week program that includes a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience leading to a Retail Sales Associate certification through the Retail Council of Canada.

Students can enter the program anytime between September and June and typically complete the program within three months.  The program includes a placement in our GLOW Clothing Bank to gain practical experience, as well as classroom learning and job search support.

How Do I Register?

Click here to download the application form

To learn more about Retail Foundations or submit an application, email Joanna at


Retail is the largest source of employment in the City of Toronto.  It is projected to be the leading growth sector in the next five years. Contact us to register for retail training. 

I am working at Michaels right now, very much because of the LIST program.  I got a promotion and am now a Manager.

–  Simona Rajani, LIST 2015 Graduate