YWCA Accelerate
Programs & Services


YWCA Accelerate is a free, online program that supports youth ages 15 - 30 to find meaningful work in administration and customer service. Participants are paid while attending training. 

  • Six weeks of paid online skills training (participants are paid bi-weekly while attending the online group workshops), followed by eight weeks of professional work experience 
  • Follow-up support for an additional 12 weeks 
  • Up to $400 bonus after program completion 
  • In-demand professional certifications (e.g. SuperHost, First Aid, Serving it Right, Employment Standards, OnTrack Computer Training and more)  
  • Access to additional YWCA services 
  • Youth ages 15 - 30 
  • Interested in creating a sustainable career in Customer Service or Administration 
  • Unemployed and able to participate in a full-time, 14-week program (i.e. not a full-time student)  
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or confirmed refugee status  
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada 

Next start date: June 6, 2022

Register now


YWCA Accelerate 
Career Zone | 2nd Floor, 1256 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC 
604 605 4666 | accelerate@ywcavan.org 

Canada - Federal Funding