Moving on to Success

Moving on to Success is a free employment program for women. 

Priority is given to women who meet certain conditions based on income, or women who have experienced (or are at risk of) domestic violence.

The program provides women with support and tools to reclaim their self-esteem, develop skills, take control of their careers and achieve economic security.

What this program offers you:

  • one-on-one counselling to develop a personalized career goal and employment action plan
  • job search support, job coaching and mentoring
  • computer skills training
  • general office skills
  • business communication skills
  • help writing résumés
  • job interview skills
  • job placements in a supportive work environment
  • ongoing support from YWCA employment specialists
  • opportunities to reconnect with personal interests values, skills and abilities through testing and reflection

Eligible participants may apply for benefits and supports such as child care, transportation, and tuition subsidy

Program brochure also available as a PDF

Program Outline

Program Outline
Based on the results of the assessment interview and the Employment Action Plan, one or more of the following components can be chosen.

Component 1: Career & Skills Assessment (2 weeks)
Participants are encouraged to complete this component before pursuing any other.

This part of the program includes:

  • Aptitude, academic and employment inventories
  • Personal and environmental dimensions to employment 
  • Individualized training and an Employment Action Plan

Component 2: Training & Employability Workshops (6 - 8 weeks)
This part of the program offers training and employability workshops suitable to the Employment Action Plan.

Computer skills at the intermediate level are required.

  • Professional Office Administration
  • Retail/Customer Service
  • Employability and job search preparation workshops

Component 3: Job Placements & Workplace supports
This part of the program provides participants with on-the-job skills training, practical skills and experience required to gain employment.

Based on availability and the selection criteria, participants may be offered two placement options:

  • Paid employment placements Unpaid placement opportunities

Component 4: Job Search & Job Maintenance

The purpose of this component is to provide specialized job search workshops, job linking strategies, self-directed and computerized job searching.

  • Services are adapted according to the individual participant’s progress towards achieving their employment goals.


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"YWCA Toronto gave me a good perspective of how I should stand up for myself."

Audrey S.

MOTS participant