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Government of Ontario
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Government of Canada
Canadian Women’s Foundation
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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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Join us and @CityWindsorON's Pathway to Potential on August 12th from noon - 1pm to learn more about the impact of the pandemic on Newcomers to Canada.

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Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for anyone 12 or older - Frank W. Begley Public School, 1093 Assumption St, Windsor on Saturday, July 31 from 10 am to 3 p.m. No appointment necessary. Visit for vaccine information. #COVID19 #LetsGetBack

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