ACHIEVING SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION
DEVELOPING THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO ACHIEVE SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION AND BREAK THE SPIRAL OF EXCLUSION, POVERTY, AND SOCIAL AND GENDER INEQUALITY.
A team of professionals, specializing in career counselling, training, employability, and psychoso- cial intervention, support and guide participants back to work or school.
WHO ARE THEY?
This year, 45% of the Women’s Work Integration Program participants were welfare or employment insurance recipients. Figures for the Fringues & Cie and OSE participants were 87% and 50% respectively.
More than 71% of all the women participating in our employment programs were from immigrant backgrounds. On the OSE program, 57% of women were university graduates, many of these in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. On the other hand, 77% of the women participating in the Women’s Work Integration Program had a college diploma while 82% of the Fringues & Cie participants held a secondary school diploma.
SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION
In 2018-2019, 81% of Fringues & Cie program participants found a job. The success rate for the Women’s Work Integration Program and the OSE program was 60%.
S’Entreprendre helped 13 women to launch their own business in 2018-2019 and five more women decided to go back to school to complete the appropriate studies achieve their goals.
More than 1,170 PEOPLE benefited from our employability services.
WOMEN’S WORK INTEGRATION PROGRAM
43 WOMEN took part in this 19-week job preparation program, which includes basic training, group workshops and a professional internship.
FRINGUES & CIE
23 WOMEN took part in this accredited, paid, six-month training program in the sales and customer service industry.
ORIENTATION AND SERVICES FOR EMPLOYMENT (OSE)
210 WOMEN benefited from individual consultations with certified guidance counsellors, all members in good standing with their professional associations.
S’ENTREPRENDRE – LISE WATIER FOUNDATION
63 WOMEN participated in this program, which combines intervention, training, individual and financial support.
32 WOMEN from the community and
53 PARTICIPANTS in our programs benefited from the different resources available through the Learning Centre.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
800 PEOPLE participated in this virtual reality experience, the objective of which was to raise awareness of inclusion and ethnocultural diversity at the workplace.
As a new immigrant, the YWCA’s Women’s Work Integration Program was a huge help to me from a professional, psychological and relationship perspective. I cannot thank these women enough for everything that they did for me and the other participants. Our employment counsellor was there for me through the entire process, until I was ready to fly on my own. I grew a lot over the course of the program. I learned how to prepare myself for a possible interview, how to dress appropriately, how to talk to a recruiter, how to have a first successful interview… I got my first job, so for me, now, it’s “YWCA for now and forever”
Thank you, Women’s Work Integration Program, thank you amazing YWCA.