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YWCA WorkBC LEADS

Discover how to take charge of your future.

YWCA WorkBC Learning Employment and Development Skills (LEADS) program offers specialized employment services for survivors of violence and/or abuse.

Participants receive a wealth of support in group and individual sessions for a period of up to 12 weeks. The program assists participants in finding and maintaining employment, economic sustainability and enhancing wellness through five pathways:

  • PATHWAY ONE: Recognizing, Understanding and Overcoming Impact of Abuse
  • PATHWAY TWO: Survivor Traits and Strengths
  • PATHWAY THREE: Survivor Discoveries and Career Options
  • PATHWAY FOUR: Beyond Survival
  • PATHWAY FIVE: Renewing Employability Experiences

Services and program incentives include*:

  • Group workshops & employment coaching
  • One-on-one career counselling
  • 10 personal counselling sessions
  • Childcare top-up costs
  • Food vouchers & clothing support
  • Occupational training
  • Job placement support services
  • Community referrals & access to other YWCA Services.

* Subject to funding and participant eligibility.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, contact:

Tel. 778 877.1533
leads@ywcavan.org