• YWCA Aspire - Connecting refugee women to meaningful work experience.

YWCA Aspire is a FREE employment program that assists newcomer refugee women in gaining valuable work experience with organizations in the non-profit sector.

Program Highlights:

  • Six weeks of group-based employment workshops
  • Up to 12 weeks of PAID work placement with a non-profit organization
  • Follow-up support for up to four weeks
  • Transportation and child care support for eligible participants
  • Workplace Conversation Circles as a peer support network

Participants must be:

  • A newcomer refugee woman who is a permanent resident in Canada
  • Currently on Resettlement Assistance program or receiving Income Assistance OR a privately sponsored refugee
  • Unemployed and not a full-time student

Program start date: September 30 

To learn more and register, contact:

YWCA Aspire
4th Floor - 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
604 895 5800 | aspire@ywcavan.org