YWCA Aspire is a free 12-week program that assists newcomer refugee women in gaining new skills, training opportunities and valuable work experience. 

  • Six weeks of group-based skills training workshops 
  • In-demand professional certification
  • Completion bonus after attending the six weeks of skills training
  • Financial assistance for transportation and child care as needed
  • Community referrals and access to other YWCA and WorkBC services
  • A newcomer refugee woman who is a citizen, permanent resident or Protected Person (Convention Refugee)

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

  • Unemployed or underemployed, and not a full-time student


Next start date: May 17, 2021. 

Register now


YWCA Aspire 
4th Floor - 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver 
778 222 3278 or 778 222 1507 | aspire@ywcavan.org 

Canada / BC