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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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Thank you Ukrainian Credit Union Limited and Windsor branch manager, Myroslava Fil.We loved the information, the presentation and the opportunity to partner with you!!The more we know helps us make better decisions!!#moneymatters #Financialliteracy“UCU Windsor is proud to support Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. . Our Windsor branch manager, Myroslava Fil, recently presented a seminar on the differences between credit unions and banks and outlined the home-buying process.West Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor is a fantastic organization that provides technical and life skills training specifically designed for visible minority women in Windsor-Essex. They’re tackling the challenge of unemployment disparity and helping women thrive in the workforce.At UCU, we’re passionate about financial literacy and we’re thrilled to partner with Women’s Enterprise Skills Training in empowering women to achieve their financial goals.” Ukrainian Credit Union Limited ... See MoreSee Less
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