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Canadian Women's Foundation
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Community Foundations of Canada
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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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Amazing turnout today @ The Annual Divercity BBQ @ Mic Mac Park. From @WindsorPolice we thank all our Community partners, volunteers and sponsors for today's successful event !

When I started calling parents to tell them what their kids did well, rather than always what they did wrong, my entire classroom dynamic changed for the better - and parents were happy to hear from me.

Community BBQ at Mic Mac park hosted by the @WindsorPolice on Aug 13th, 11 am - 2:30 pm. Featured interactive games, free food, booths and cultural dances. #YQG #windsoressex

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