ELS Participants

Program Description

The Employment and Life Skills Program (ELS) is Making Changes Association’s foundational program. At its essence, this program is an empowerment process for immigrant women, increasing their personal power through participation so that they can take action to improve their circumstances.

The program offers a series of workshops that help immigrant women plan and prepare for their future in Canada. The training provided builds confidence and skills in the areas of career planning, communication, assertiveness, Canadian business culture and accessing community resources.

The ELS Program includes:

  • Effective Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Online and Offline Networking
  • Canadian Business Culture
  • Personality Dimensions
  • Career Planning and Innovative Job Search

The program is offered free of charge and we offer free childcare for participants with children 6 months – 6 years old.

Program Criteria

  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 3

Program Dates and Registration

The Making Changes Program is offered at two different locations throughout the year. The program runs one day a week for 8 weeks.

NORTH: 1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE T3J 0C9 (Saddletowne C-Train station)
Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20, 2018 (every Tuesday for 8 weeks)
TIME: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Bring your lunch)

SOUTH:  St. Andrew’s Centre
1 – 10601 Southport Rd SW (close to Anderson C-Train station)
Mondays, October 1 – December 3, 2018 (no class October 8 or November 12)
TIME: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Bring your lunch)

To Find out more or register please contact Elaine:

e-mail: employmentlifeskills@makingchangesassociation.ca

Tel: 587-329-9592

Please include location, immigration status, child care needs & telephone number

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Number of Participants in 2015-2016

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Participants are very satisfied with the program

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Of participants feel a lot more confident