Employment Services Program

The Employment Services Program offers services to women who have been, are at risk of, or are currently in contact with the legal system. Women accessing employment services face a variety of barriers such as poverty, mental health issues, addiction issues, child welfare issues and child care concerns, criminal records, isolation,illiteracy, lack of education and training and discrimination.

Working with each woman's unique situation and goals in collaboration with other community agencies. The "Work 4 Women" Employment Program seeks to reduce these barriers by:

  • Identifying individual barriers and personal strengths and goals
  • Developing a collaborative, personal and achievable action plan
  • Offering one-to-one resume development, life skills counseling sessions and providing access to job readiness workshops
  • Providing job search tools including access to daily newspapers, Internet Job Banks, computers, telephones, photocopier and fax machines
  • Advocating for women on issues related to Labour Standards and Human Rights
  • Referring women to training programs, educational institutions and other community resources to address basic living needs
  • Assisting women to access employment opportunities and work clothing through Bissell Centre.

For more information please contact:

Susana Vela - Work 4 Women Program Coordinator

Phone: (780) 784-2207