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April 1, 2017 JobStart  launched the Women Gaining Ground (WGG) program, funded by United Way Toronto & York Region.  This program is to provide Immigrant and Refugee Women who are 16 years of age and older, born outside of Canada and currently unemployed/underemployed, with the essential tools, knowledge and training to help them gain employment and develop lifelong empowerment. Key components of the program include:

  • Integrated two-week employment readiness workshops (life skills, employability, and self-care)

  • Solution focused 1:1 employment counselling

  • Career exploration and development of SMART action plans

  • FREE workplace skills training and certifications

  • Job placements/internships leading to employment

  • Support in gaining higher education and upgrading skills

  • Post program support

 

For more information on the Women Gaining Ground (WGG) program, contact 416-231-2295 ext. 6246.


Lake Shore Location >
2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West - Islington Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.


Dufferin Location >

219 Dufferin St. #1C - King St. W. & Dufferin St.


Chauncey Location >

41 Chauncey Ave - off Islington Ave.,   south of Bloor St. W.

 

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