YWCA  – Building Sustainable Futures (BSF)


YWCA Toronto’s Building Sustainable Futures (BSF) initiative is a national learning collaborative that spans across YWCA’s in ten provinces and three territories, and a host of national employers and community partners. We work together to develop the capacity of literacy and essential skills (LES) organizations to assist women to seize employment opportunities, create sustainable livelihoods and increase their assets.

Currently in Phase Three of the four-year national participatory research project, we are refining our essential skills training model to better serve diverse communities with a focus on newcomers, Indigenous, mature and youth workers.

This project is funded by the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program, Government of Canada.

The Power of Collaboration (with YWCA Halifax, YWCA Moncton and YWCA St. John’s)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022 | 1–3p.m. EST via Zoom (details will shared after RSVP is received)

Launch Atlantic is a partnership between YWCA Halifax, YWCA Moncton, and YWCA St. John's that highlights the power of regional collaboration in supporting young women and gender diverse youth across the Atlantic. This session will highlight the basis of the program, learnings from a regional partnership, and the power of trauma informed and strengths focused programming.

For more information and to register for this event, please email us at BuildingFutures@ywcatoronto.org.

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YWCA Toronto Building Sustainable Futures MODEL

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YWCA - Building Sustainable Futures PHASE ONE

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YWCA - Building Sustainable Futures PHASE TWO

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YWCA - Building Sustainable Futures PHASE THREE

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For more information, please email us at buildingfutures@ywcatoronto.org
or contact us on 416.269.0090 ext. 295

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