New Beginnings Support Program is the only charity in its category that offers a year-long women’s employment and economic empowerment solution free of charge to women aged 18-39 in Toronto.
This June as many as thirty women will commence their journey to women’s economic empowerment (WEE) with the added agency of a free Humber College Certificate in Business Office Technology.
The program is delivered free of charge by New Beginnings Support Program (NBSP) in partnership with Humber College, Manulife and several employment partners in government and the private sector.
If they demonstrate a strong desire to escape poverty and are currently unemployed and on social assistance or live in a shelter, they receive a warm welcome and hold your hand support for their journey out of poverty. Program participants come from a diverse background and include women who identify as BIPOC, refugees or those who have aged out of the foster care system.
In addition, to the college certificate the program includes training in leadership skills, interpersonal and life skills development, pre-employment preparation, career training, job placement assistance, financial literacy as well as financial stability planning. There is also a three-month paid internship for participants who successfully complete the Humber College component of the program.
Another unique feature of the program is the outer transformation solution through which women receive professional makeovers with business attire and accessories for commencing their new career journey.
Women who join the program are thankful for the support provided to their children in the form of care packages that helps with food security and home necessities.
Women and employment support workers will be delighted to learn that this year’s cohort will participate in the program virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, women who are unvaccinated and those who would have been excluded because of a long commute are now able to join the program.
NBSP has been serving women in Toronto for almost two decades and have helped four hundred (400) women to date. Its mission, “to facilitate the well-rounded development of an empowered and skilled woman who will make a positive and impactful difference in her own life, her children’s lives and her community” is still relevant today. Its impact contributes to towards the achievement of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals as well as Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Past beneficiaries have found employment in the financial sector, government and the management consulting sector.
Registration deadline is May 30, 2022. Interested women may contact NBSP by phone at: (416) 260-8465 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org