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YWCA Employment Focus is a free 10-week program that helps women on Ontario Works prepare to enter or re-enter the work force.  We know the struggles women face – and we help women overcome them.

What does this program offer?

  • vocational assessment
  • life skills
  • computer skills training
  • business communication skills
  • opportunities to reconnect with personal interests, values, skills and abilities through self-testing and reflection
  • training in the nine essential skills needed for the workforce
  • one-on-one counselling to develop a personalized career goal and employment action plan
  • ongoing and post program support, individual mentoring, coaching support and/or placement opportunities


Additional support available through Ontario Works:

  • childcare
  • transportation funds
  • funds for personal grooming and clothing

Who is this program for?

  • women receiving Ontario Works 


3090 Kingston Road, 3rd Floor (at McCowan Road)


Please call for program dates.

Who do I contact?

Intake Worker
416.269.0091 x252