The YWCA provides education and employment skills training for new Canadians, as well as women struggling with employment challenges, in order to help reduce poverty or feelings of isolation, while increasing social inclusion. Other training and resources offer support and guidance to combat discrimination, poverty, employment difficulties, as well as parenting and child development, through life skills counselling and workshops.
Education & Training
Empowerment begins with confidence and comfort.
Parent Link Corridor (PLC) provides programs to ensure children have a healthy start, with activities to nurture learning and foster success in education.
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) is fully funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and affords immigrants to Canada valuable insights into Canadian culture and the Calgary community while developing the language skills needed for daily life and successful integration. Learners may study in part-time or in full-time classes.
The Vermilion Energy/YWCA Employment Resource Centre provides communication workshops, social support, and employment and community information for women seeking employment.
Our YWCA downtown centre operates learning services for both parents and children with comprehensive learning opportunities. The Bow Valley Centre is offered as a partnership with Bow Valley College. This is a Reggio inspired program offered to families at risk while parents study at the college.