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Community YWCA of Muskoka
440 Ecclestone Drive
Bracebridge, ON  P1L 1Z6

Hannah Lin
Phone: 705-645-9827
E-mail: hlin@ywcamuskoka.com

Website: www.ywcamuskoka.com

Centre’s “Women in Business” Core Program provides extensive business and life skills instruction. The networking component of the project provides women with the opportunity to network and learn from each other and to find support in their continued success as women entrepreneurs.  The program is offered in three locations: Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Huntsville.


Focus for Ethnic Women
550 Parkside Drive Unit A8
Waterloo, ON N2L 5V4

Jane Sparks
Program Manager
Phone: 519-746-3411
E-mail: jane@few.on.ca

Website: www.few.on.ca

Centre offers an industrial sewing training program, computer training, life skills and employment counselling in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.


Maggie's Resource
Centre of North Hastings/
Tamarack
63 Cleak Street, Box 611
Bancroft, ON  K0L 1C0

Tanya MacKinnon
Executive Director
Phone: 613-332-3010
E-mail: maggies@on.aibn.com

Website: www.maggiesresourcecentre.org

Centre provides pre-employment training and violence against women prevention support services to women living in North Hastings County.  Services include: employment-readiness training, supportive counselling, educational sessions, peer support groups, information and referral. 


Minwaashin Lodge: Aboriginal Women's Support Centre
100 -1155 Lola St
Ottawa, ON
K1K 4C1

Irene Compton
Employment Program Co-ordinator

Phone: 613-741-5590 Ext. 224
E-mail: Icompton@minlodge.com

Website: www.minlodge.com

Centre provides pre-employment training, including individual counselling, referrals, computer skills development and work placements, to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women in the Ottawa area, using culturally appropriate programming


Native Women's Resource Centre
191 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON  M5A 2E5

Sarah Midanik
Executive Director
Phone: 416-963-9963 ext 226
E-mail: ed@nwrct.ca

Website: www.nativewomenscentre.org

Centre provides pre-employment training and violence against women prevention education and support services to Aboriginal women in Toronto.  Centre uses traditional and cultural approaches to assist participants to gain knowledge and skills around healthy relationships, safety planning, employment-readiness and entrepreneurial skills, through workshops, "Job Finders' Club", and one-on-one counselling sessions.


Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre
41 Victoria Street
Welland, ON  L3B 4L7

Betty Ann Baker
Executive Director
Phone: 905-788-0166 Ext 205
E-Mail: babaker@nphcr.ca

Website: www.nphcr.ca

Centre provides employment training in food and hospitality.  The program offers certification as servers and work placements in the hospitality industry in the Niagara Region.


Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle
1097 Water Street
Peterborough, ON  K9H 3P7

Liz Stone
Executive Director
Phone: 705-741-0900 Ext. 222
E-mail: lizs@niijki.com

Website: No

Centre provides pre-employment training and violence against women prevention support services including group and individual counselling, safety planning, employment readiness, and entrepreneurial skills development training, as well as referrals to other agencies in the community.  All program components are delivered using traditional cultural teachings.  Centre serves First Nations women in a broad geographic area including Durham Region, Haliburton, Peterborough, Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes, as well as Aboriginal women from Curve Lake, Alderville, Hiawatha and Scugog First Nations.


North York Women's Centre
116 Industry St.
Toronto, ON  M6M 4L8

Iris Fabbro
Executive Director
Phone: 416-781-0479
E-mail: iris@nywc.org

Website: www.nywc.org

Centre provides pre-employment and violence against women prevention and support services to women living in north-central Toronto. 

Services include:

  • peer-led support groups
  • professionally-led support groups for trauma survivors
  • life-skills workshops (self-esteem, assertiveness, communication, conflict resolutions, etc.)
  • education upgrading (academic bridging program and facilitator training)
  • information and referral services
  • volunteer opportunities to gain marketable skills/work experience.

Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre
184 Camelot Street
Thunder Bay, ON  P7A 4A9

Gwen O’Reilly, Co-ordinator
Phone: 807-345-7802
E-mail: nwcentre@tbaytel.net

Website: http://my.tbaytel.net/nwcentre/

Centre provides violence against women prevention education and support services to women in Thunder Bay. Activities include: legal clinics to address violence and family law-related matters; risk assessment and safety planning for abused women; and information and support to women in poverty to address basic needs.


Oasis Centre des Femmes
27 Carlton Street/27 rue Carlton,
Suite 400
Toronto, ON  M5B 1L2

Dada Gasirabo
Executive Director
Phone : 416-591-6565 Ext. 23
E-mail: dadag@oasisfemmes.org

Website: www.oasisfemmes.org

Centre provides pre-employment training to francophone women in Toronto.  The Élan Program provides individual counselling, workshops on career orientation, computer training and support for self-employment.


PARO: Centre for Women's Enterprise
105 May Street North, Suite 110
Thunder Bay ON  P7C 3N9

Rosalind Lockyer
Executive Director
Phone: 807-625-0328
E-mail: rlockyer@paro.ca

Website : www.paro.ca

Centre provides entrepreneurial skills training to women in Thunder Bay and throughout Northwestern Ontario.  The “Making a Difference” program provides job search assistance, guidance to develop a business plan or expand an existing business, as well as access to peer lending supports, networks and other resources. "PARO on Wheels" takes the "Making a Difference Program" on the road to women in communities throughout northwestern Ontario.


Rexdale Women's Centre
925 Albion Rd, Suite 309
Etobicoke, ON  M9V 1A6

Fatima Filippi, Executive Director
Phone: 416-745-0062  Ext. 265
E-mail: ffilippi@rexdalewomen.org

Website: www.rexdalewomen.org

Centre provides pre-employment training and violence against women prevention support services to women in the Rexdale area. Services include: information, referrals, education, supportive counselling, and safety planning on both a short-term drop-in basis or through structured groups. 


Scarborough Women's Centre
2100 Ellesmere Road
Scarborough, ON  M1H 3B7

Lynda Kosowan
Executive Director

Phone: 416-439-7111 Ext. 1
E-mail: ed@scarboroughwomenscentre.ca

Website: www.scarboroughwomenscentre.ca

Centre provides pre-employment training and violence against women prevention support services. Services include: workshops, individual counselling, mentoring and support groups to assist women in fleeing from abuse and finding employment opportunities and economic security.


Sistering: A Women's Place
962 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON  M6H 1L6

Pat O’Connell
Executive Director
Phone: 416-926-9762 Ext. 226
E-mail: poconnell@sistering.org

Website: www.sistering.org

Centre’s “On the Path” program provides pre-employment training and job counselling. Women are trained in industrial sewing skills and may generate income using the centre’s sewing incubator and their micro-business “Inspirations Studio” for arts and crafts.


Somali Women and Children's Network
1 York Road
Etobicoke, ON  M9R 3C8

Farhia Warsame
Executive Director
Phone: 416-241-6594
E-mail: somaliwomen@bellnet.ca

Website: No

Centre provides basic and advanced sewing training, job-readiness training and entrepreneurial skills development for women in north-central Toronto.  The Centre also offers transitional support, referrals and violence against women prevention awareness sessions and safety planning.


Sudbury Women's Centre
324-F Elm Street West
Sudbury, ON  P3C 1V8

Tracy deVos
Program Administrator

Phone: 705-673-1916
E-mail: sudburywomenscentre@gmail.com

Website: No

Centre provides pre-employment training and violence against women prevention education through its “Assisting All Women” program.  Workshops on safety planning, understanding the court system, custody, access, and child protection, as well as job skills identification, job search skills, resume and cover letter preparation and interview techniques.


The Women's Centre (Halton)
1515 Rebecca Street, Suite 229
Hopedale Mall
Oakville, ON  L6L 5G8

Phone: 905-847-9104
E-mail: wcadmin@haltonwomenscentre.org

Website: www.haltonwomenscentre.org

Centre provides employment-readiness, entrepreneurial and violence against women prevention programs to women in Halton Region.  The Entrepreneurial Program offers business plan development and small business mentoring.  The Pre-employment Program provides job search skills, support network and career coaching.  The Violence Against Women Prevention Program provides one-on-one counselling and safety plan development assistance.


Times Change Women's Employment Service
365 Bloor Street East, Suite 1003
Toronto, ON  M4W 3L4

Anne Brunelle
Employment Counsellor
Phone: 416-927-1900 Ext. 25
E-mail: women@timeschange.org

Website: www.timeschange.org

Centre provides pre-employment services including employment and educational counselling and career planning in workshop or one-on-one settings, as well as introductory computer workshops, access to a comprehensive resource centre, and use of computers for resume preparation and job search.


Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women
1368 Ouellette Avenue, 3rd Floor
Windsor, ON  N8X 1J9

Sudip Minhas
Executive Director
Phone: 519-973-5588 Ext. 11
E-Mail: sudip@wwwwiw.org

Website: www.wwwwiw.org

Centre provides occupational and employment training, including basic and intermediate computer skills, job search and pre/post-employment support services and career counselling.  Also provides violence against women prevention information, referrals and counselling.


Women's Centre of Hamilton
100 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON  L8N 3W4

Natasha Dobler
Program Manager
Phone: 905-522-0127 x204
E-mail: ndobler@intervalhousehamilton.org

Website: www.intervalhousehamilton.org/
womenscentre.html

Centre provides pre- and post-employment training and support through “Women Getting Work” program including skills assessment, resume and job interview preparation, and mentoring; Employment Support Groups, including peer support, on variety of topics (ex. Work/life balance, anger management and social conversation for women learning English); and, on-going information and referrals.


Women's Employment Resource Centre
424 Dundas Street
Woodstock, ON  N4S 1C1

Maggie McDonald
Executive Director
Phone: 519-421-2077
E-mail: maggie@werc.ca

Website: www.werc.ca

Centre provides employment-readiness training and support to women in Woodstock and Oxford County through employment information, referrals and counselling.  The “Industrial Sewing and Manufacturing Program (ISMP)”, provides industrial sewing and manufacturing skills training, life-skills training, computer essentials and job-readiness skills.  Assistance is also available to explore options for self-employment and further education options.


Women's Own Resource Centre
155 Ottawa Avenue, Box 155
South River, ON  P0A 1X0

Contact:
Jessica Busch
Executive Director
Phone: 705-386-9672
E-mail: worc@on.aibn.com

Website: www.womensownresource.org

Centre provides employment-readiness and entrepreneurial skills development training to women in East Parry Sound District.  The ROPE (Rural Outreach Program Endeavour) Program, offers training and support to increase job readiness or develop small business potential.  Three components are delivered including: Entrepreneurial Skills Training, Resource Networking and Balanced Living.


Women's Place Kenora
530 Third Street North
Kenora, ON  P9N 2M3

Colette Surovy
Executive Director
Phone: 807-468-9095
E-mail: info@wpk.ca

Website: No

Centre’s "Women Empowering Women" Program provides: violence against women prevention education and pre-employment training workshops, counselling support, resources and referrals to other community agencies. Centre serves women in Kenora, Minaki, Sioux Narrows and eight First Nations communities in the surrounding area.


Working Women Community Centre
533A Gladstone Avenue
Toronto, ON  M6H 3J1

Marcie Ponte
Executive Director
Phone: 416-532-2824
E-mail: Marcie@workingwomencc.org

Website: www.workingwomencc.org

Centre provides violence against women prevention and pre-employment programs.  Programs/services include: crisis one-on-one counselling, wellness and supportive counselling, as well as job search workshops, one-on-one employment assistance, and job placements.  All services are available in a variety of languages.