YWCA Model – Building Sustainable Futures (BSF)
YWCA Toronto facilitates a national learning collaborative which gathers the experience of YWCA Associations from across Canada.
Together, we have explored how our approach to essential skills training could be refined as a model and adapted to work with diverse underserved populations in different demographic areas. Our publications include a compendium of promising practices with a companion toolkit that contains a sampling of the lesson plans, practitioners’ tips, and resources developed and tested by collaborators. This five-year national participatory research was funded by the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program, Government of Canada.
This collaboration contributes to developing the capacity of literacy and essential skills (LES) organizations and support people to strengthen their own capacities, seize employment opportunities, and increase their incomes.
The Building Sustainable Futures Learning Collaborators:
• YWCA Agvvik Nunavut, Nunavut
• YWCA Halifax, Nova Scotia
• YWCA Hamilton, Ontario
• YWCA Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
• YWCA Moncton, New Brunswick
• YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region, Ontario
• YWCA Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
• YWCA Thompson, Manitoba