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Programs & Services

YWCA Believe

YWCA Believe is a free employment program for self-identified gender-diverse or 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers and refugees. 

  • One-to-one coaching career support 
  • Workshops covering Resume and Cover Letter Development, Interview Skills, and Outness in the Workplace
  • Transportation and childcare support for eligible participants
  • Referral to community partners
  • Wraparound Services available 

Self-identified gender-diverse or 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers who are also one of the below:

  • A Permanent Resident in Canada
  • Convention Refugee or Protected Person
  • Ukrainian temporary residents

  • Temporary Foreign Worker with work permit under s.112 of the IRPR
  • Live-in Caregivers (except language training)


We welcome new participants on a monthly basis.

Register now


Believe Information Session

Join our informative session introducing an employment program tailored to support LGBTQIA+ newcomers. Discover how we provide specialized resources and a welcoming community to empower individuals in navigating their career paths with confidence and inclusivity.

First Thursday of every month
Session 1:
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
Session 2: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom


Register for Session 1

Register for Session 2



Events & Workshops

Participants enrolled in the Believe Program are welcome to register and attend.
Your journey to career success starts here - reach out to Believe staff anytime for information on ongoing support.

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Unlock the secrets to crafting compelling resumes and cover letters in a workshop setting. Receive guidance from Believe staff and volunteers from local recruiting agencies.

Third Thursday of every month
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom


Register here

Interview Skills Workshop

Are you ready to ace your next interview? With Believe's Interview Skills Workshop you'll learn essential techniques, gain valuable insights, and boost your confidence with practical tips from seasoned professionals and mock interview practice with your peers.
Learn how to market yourself and become more confident at job interviews while connecting with your community.

Fourth Thursday of every month
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom


Register here

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

YWCA Believe
778 349 6198 |
535 Hornby Street - 4th floor, Vancouver, BC
Office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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