YWCA Axis is a one-to-one employment program for immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence. This 12-week, trauma-informed program helps participants develop an employment or training plan to achieve sustainable employment or further education.

  • One-to-one services from a professional, compassionate career advisor to develop a personalized education or employment action plan 
  • Services offered in English, Punjabi, Farsi or Mandarin
  • Virtual or in-person meetings in a flexible schedule 
  • One-to-one skills training to overcome impacts of violence/abuse, enhance resilience and strengthen confidence 
  • Short-Term Certificate Training (e.g., SuperHost, Non-Violent Communication, First Aid) 
  • Community referrals and access to other YWCA and WorkBC services  
  • Job development services and employer contacts 
  • Referrals to community-based Stopping the Violence counselling or up to 10 counselling sessions via WorkBC Centres across Metro Vancouver*  
  • Financial assistance for transit, food, work clothing, child care and complimentary visits to YWCA Health + Fitness Centre* 

* Subject to funding and participant eligibility.  

  • An immigrant or 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 

We accept participants on an ongoing basis. 

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axis@ywcavan.org | 604 313 6527

Canada / BC