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Government of Ontario
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Government of Canada
Communities In Motion
Canadian Women's Foundation
Funded by Government of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada
Equality Fund
Windsor Essex Community Foundation

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST)

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) was developed in 1984 as a response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment among women and the difficulties experienced by women attempting to enter the workforce.

During the course of development, it became apparent that the most disadvantaged women, in terms of training and employment opportunities, were visible minorities. As a result of those findings, a plan was implemented to create a technical and life skills training program specific to the needs of visible minority women residing in Windsor-Essex. WEST, a non-profit corporation and registered charitable organization, is the realization of that initiative.

With funding from Human Resources Development Canada, WEST opened its doors in February 1987, offering unique training opportunities for women from Windsor-Essex and around the globe. Through skills enhancement and volunteer placements, visible minority women have been prepared for entry to employment and have moved closer to achieving the success they desire.

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We’re looking for creative teens aged 14 – 17 to join our next Teen Arts Council! Does this sound like you? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/38EONCf
Applications are due June 1st!

📣A huge thank you to WEST of Windsor for joining us as our Stay Well, Work Well Partner for #SWiT2022!

Learn how to become safer & stronger by recognizing & responding to gender-based violence. Learn more about this session https://bit.ly/3Nq835h


#DYK – WAGE has an online system for accepting funding applications?

Virtual information sessions are available to help you create and manage an online account.

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#DYK – the #GGAwards in Commemoration of the #PersonsCase has a youth category to recognize Canadians aged 15 to 30.

Nomination criteria, forms, and submissions checklists are available here: http://ow.ly/8yqE50JctCa

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Save the date!!! 📅 Saturday, May 28th from 11 AM to 3 PM.🎈🎨🎭 Join us for a FAMILY FUN DAY at WEST. 🎈🎨🎭This is a great chance to tour our classrooms and learn about our programs and services while enjoying a lot of fun activities for the whole family. Light Refreshments will be served.Click here to Register: forms.office.com/r/SJiVjgf2cp ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great day to celebrate Happy Victoria Day everyone 🇨🇦 ... See MoreSee Less

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today @westofwindsor held a booth at the 6th Annual #hello Canada Spring Festival Event for promotion and recruitment. ... See MoreSee Less

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