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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Government of Canada
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Funded by the 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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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The #EqualityFund has launched our new #FeministFunding opportunity. Women’s rights/feminist orgs in ODA-eligible countries in the Middle East, Asia & the Pacific, Central & South America or Eastern Eur are invited to apply by Oct 5:

"When #COVID19 spread in Canada, it deepened inequalities for diverse women and Two Spirit, Trans, and non-binary people... the federal government must actively centre gender equality by seriously investing in women and girls." #ResettingNormal

Everyone – regardless of gender identity or expression – deserves to receive equal pay for work of equal value.
#GenderEqualityWeek #BecauseOfYou

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2 amazing events happening tonight:

@UofW_EPICentre’s Female Lead panel discussion & @RotaryClub1918 hosting the #ward7 YQG debate!

My favourite part: hearing from so many amazing women!


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Augusta Savage was an American sculptor and arts teacher who battled for African American women to have a place in the world of arts.

If you are interested in a career in the arts, the S.E.A.T. program is right for you! ❤️ #YQG #femaleartists
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WEST is in the process of formulating a renewed Strategic Plan. The pandemic has positioned many of us at a cross roads, in a position to evaluate and hopefully appreciate what is most important to us. For WEST, that has always been Community.

Many will receive an email request to participate in our Community Survey in the upcoming week, as we reach out to community partners, employers, and our clients. The input of all of our stakeholders is vital. Please consider this an open invitation to share your input and help us formulate a new plan by completing our brief survey.
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