YWCA Axis is a one-to-one employment program for self-identified immigrant women who have experienced 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, Hindi, Farsi, Dari, Mandarin, Cantonese, Filipino, and Ukrainian
  • Virtual or in-person meetings on a flexible schedule 
  • Services provided across BC
  • One-to-one skills training to overcome impacts of violence/abuse, enhance reliance and strengthen confidence 
  • 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 BC*  
  • Complimentary visits to the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre and wrap-around supports may also be available for eligible participants*

* Subject to funding and participant eligibility.  

  • An immigrant woman who is survivor of violence 

  • A resident of BC

We accept participants on an ongoing basis. 

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If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us to discuss accommodation. 

axis@ywcavan.org | 604 313 6527

Mandarin and Cantonese | 604 209 8026 
Punjabi and Hindi | 604 209 8698 
Farsi and Dari | 604 209 9369 
Filipino | 778 222 0310
Ukrainian | 604 209 7598

Office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm