Pathways to Employment and Transformative Learning

This fall, the EMPOW3R program celebrated milestones and marked a one-year anniversary of the program. Since the launch in September 2019, the EMPOW3R team has supported over 70 participants, mostly women, of diverse backgrounds in securing sustainable employment.

EMPOW3R is a unique program for individuals who have experienced and/or continue to experience trauma. The program aims to reduce personal barriers by providing educational, training and employment opportunities. Through a series group workshops and one-to-one meetings with staff over a 6-week period, participants are supported along their journey and towards transformative learning.

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Take a look at what our previous participants have shared about their experience!

“I met so many wonderful women from different part of the world. I listened to their stories. It is really inspiring. It is a wonderful workshop for women. I enjoyed that we shared different life experiences, we learned about the Canadian culture, talked about mental health. The EmPOW3R staff are doing a great job.”


“Since joining, I am thinking more positively. This is a helpful program. Friendly environment, professional coordinator, lovely and helpful classmates, multicultural community. The facilitators are great and they are supportive and helpful people. Everything is going well and all the Empower staff is so organized and punctual. They did amazing job.”


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