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Programs & Services


YWCA FOCUS@Work is a free, highly-participatory employment program that helps women* assess their skills and strengths, set career goals, build connections and develop job search skills to find meaningful, sustainable employment. 

Online Workshops and Assignments  (weeks 1 – 2): 
  • Must be available Monday to Friday to attend online workshops from 10:00am to 2:30pm 

  • Mix of online small group coaching and online group workshops 

  • Full two-week schedule provided on program start date 

Workshop Topics: 
  • Assessments (career, personality, skills, interests and values)  

  • Personal development (self-esteem and self-assertion, effective communication, conflict resolution and coping with change and stress)  

  • Job search skills (resumé, cover letter, portfolio, personal branding, interviews, networking, hidden job market access and current labour market information)  

Coaching and Job Search Support:  

One-to-one coaching sessions, job search support in a group setting and online for up to one year.  

  • Daily guidance, support and encouragement   
  • Weekly goal setting and action planning  
  • Job leads and networking opportunities through online resources  
  • Resource library access up to one year from program start  
  • Computer and Internet access up to one year from program start  
  • Ongoing access to career development workshops through our Alumnae Experience Program
  • Self-identifying women* who are actively looking for employment
  • Able to commit to two weeks of online and in-person workshops
  • Resident of Metro Vancouver



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

* This program is open to non-binary or gender diverse people. We warmly welcome members of the BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Disabled communities.

604 699 1788 | 
535 Hornby Street - 4th floor, Vancouver, BC
Office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm