Investing In Women’s Futures

Helping immigrant & visible minority women towards economic self-sufficiency

Investing in Women’s Futures (IWF), which is funded by the Ontario Women’s Directorate, helps immigrant and visible minority women towards economic self-sufficiency through marketable skills training, employment readiness and  life skills coaching as well as providing customer service training and self-employment coaching.

IWF includes three main components:

INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE TRAINING
• Industrial sewing machine operations
• Employment preparation skills
• Life skills coaching
• Customer service training
• Self-employment/start up

INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING
• Career exploration
• Resume & Cover Letters writing
• Interview preparation
• Job search techniques
• Networking
• Self-employment coaching
• Job search strategies
• Labour market information

COMPUTER  TRAINING
• Computer fundamentals
• Word processing
• Set up e-mail accounts
• Create, save & modify documents
Program start dates:

INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE TRAINING
Weekday Mornings: 9:30 am – 12:00pm  – 12 week program
• October 1, 2013
• December 30,2013

COMPUTER TRAINING
Saturday mornings only: 9:00am-12:00pm – 12 week program
• October 5, 2013
• December 28, 2013

Click Here to download the Investing in Women’s Futures Registration Form

All SERVICES ARE FREE.

For more information and to register, please contact:
Jane Sparks, Manager
Investing In Women’s Futures
519-746-3411 ext. 229
jane@few.on.ca

Investing In Women’s Futures is funded by the Ontario Women’s Directorate

“Like so many immigrants, I started my life in Canada with great difficulty. There are a number of challenges that I faced, first of all the language barrier, the cultural difference, being new to the country, the cold weather and finally the family size (I have a family of six). Focus for Ethnic Women came as a healing. I have learned new skills. I made new friends. On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank the people who stood behind this program.”
Intisar Ali – June 2010

“I recognize the importance of the work that Focus has been doing for many years, helping women, and providing them with employment counselling, skills training and professional guidance in order to help women find jobs in an unknown, new and foreign world. Thank you for your help. Best wishes for Focus.”
Maria Dora Mendez – June 2007