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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The @WESTofWindsor International Women's Day Gala returns to the St. Clair Centre for the Arts Friday March 8. Visit https://t.co/fBVL6moG6x for details.

The total lunar eclipse was visible across the Americas and parts of Western Europe and Africa. https://t.co/ppqNrE58gW

Join @WindsorEssexLIP on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 from 2-4pm for the WE LIP Annual Community Forum & 10 Year Celebration!
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WEST'S CNC program offers childcare services to all the women who attend the newcomer programs through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC). For details visit - buff.ly/2CCc0SQ
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An Event You Won't Want To Miss! Order your tickets online now for the International Women's Day Gala 2019 here -
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Quote of the Day:
"A Strong Woman sees another woman struggling and helps to lift her up"
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Our Programs Are Funded By

Employment Ontario
Government of Ontario
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada