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Government of Canada
Canadian Women’s Foundation
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Community Foundations of Canada
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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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In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be.

A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because “you look suspicious.” I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat.

I was joined by @LGretzky, Sarah Voegeli & Laura Stairs from Legal Assistance of Windsor to discuss CERB amnesty to low-income Canadians. Many living under the poverty line were told to apply, with confusion on eligibility. This repayment will hurt the most vulnerable. #cdnpoli

working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion, and justice. The Fund is part of a partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, funded through the Government of Canada. (2) #IWD2021

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3 days to go! We are heartened by the support of the community, friends and supporters joining us Monday, March 8, 2021. Thank to @stclaircollege President Patti France joining us as keynote speaker 💖. Thanks to the many sponsors. Congratulations to each of our 8 fabulous #JourneyTowardsSuccess #award winners 🏆. Be sure to visit our silent auction at ... See MoreSee Less

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Windsor-Essex Changemakers are calling you to #ChooseToChallenge for a stronger #yqg. Positive change happens by working together. Celebrate International Women's Day on Monday March 8th, 2021 with @WESTofWindsor visit to purchase tickets. #westiwd2021 #westofwindsor #IWD2021 ... See MoreSee Less

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