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Employment Ontario
Government of Ontario
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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We are coming to your living room with fitness and nutrition from Mon to Fri. Tune in at 12:30pm and 4:00pm on YourTV - Cogeco Channel 11 or 700HD.

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We are celebrating this news with Rotarians around the world, and we are very proud to have a fellow Canadian being nominated for this position. Congratulations, Jennifer!!!

I was taking care of a patient the other day who was very seriously injured. And I stepped out to talk to his family briefly and give them an update. For context, he was Black. I told them what was going on quickly and asked if they had any questions. And this is what they said.

@choo_ek My dad was in the hospital (he had retired) and the nursing staff thought he was delirious because he kept telling them he was a surgeon.

He was a surgeon.

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Are you a newcomer woman? Having trouble finding a job? Looking to build confidence and connections? Join the Empowering Women for Employment (EWE) Program to build skills, confidence and connections!

The EWE program will be offered online through a remote training platform, includes 8-weeks of employable skills training, and a 5-week work placement. The next intake starts September 14th and spaces are limited. Contact Britney Pinell, today for more information or to register.
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