YWCA Moncton strives to advance economic security amongst women and gender diverse individuals through sustainable development strategies. Such strategies encourage a grassroots approach that incorporates social sustainability and aid to recognize identities that intersect. Identities such as race, culture, gender identity and sexuality. This strategy aims to ensure that historically marginalized groups are included and their participation drives meaningful development in our community.
Economic security, women’s and gender diverse individuals' empowerment, and the eradication of poverty are key intersecting themes that are necessary for individuals in our community to reach their full potential. Thus, it is paramount we incorporate sustainable development strategies that consider intersectionality in one’s identity and how it relates to social issues.
Our program offers GED preparation for Levels 1 and 2 whilst promoting a safe and welcoming environment for all types of learners. Our instructors are prepared to tailor their approach to accommodate each individual’s learning needs. The program offers standard curriculum instruction and testing. Learners who complete GED preparation, go on to challenge one or more GED tests.
Contact: Linda Gutteridge, email@example.com, (506) 855-4349 ext. 301
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Employment My Way is a 12-week self-employment training program for women and gender diverse individuals to develop a business model that may be put into action right away, or saved for future use.
Workshop topics include market research, financial literacy (personal & business), marketing and communication, human resources, and more. There are also weekly one-on-one sessions and peer-support network activities that will be timed in consultation with the individual participants.
It was my dream to have my own business and with this program I have been able to figure out my way. The facilitator provided us with all the necessary information and guidance to help build up not only our businesses, but also our confidence, and belief in ourselves, our power, and ability to go forward.
~ Participant, Employment My Way, YWCA Moncton
Launch is an employment program for young women and gender diverse individuals aged 15-30, who are currently out of school, unemployed or underemployed and experiencing multiple barriers to employment. Participants must be able to commit to a 17-week program and attend programming 30 hours a week.
If you're an employer interested in hosting placements or learning more about how the Launch Atlantic Program can help you find well-suited employees, saving you time and money, please get in touch with one of our Work Transition Coordinators. You can reach out to Funmi Onayemi at firstname.lastname@example.org, Meghan Jonah at email@example.com, or call (506) 855-4349, extension 1102.
My beloved daughter has a reason to live again. Next week, she will put on her work clothes and enter the workforce, after a year and a half of grief and depression that could have ended so differently. While I know the road ahead may still have a few bumps along the way, I also know that because of Launch, my daughter now has the skills and support to deal with whatever is placed in front of her, and for that, I shall be eternally grateful.
~ Mother of a Participant, Launch Atlantic, YWCA Moncton
Given the importance of digital literacy skills to under-represented populations, MediaSmarts and YWCA Canada have partnered to develop and deliver DigitalSmarts, a digital literacy skills program. YWCA Moncton is one of seven YWCA Member Associations offering this training. The DigitalSmarts program is a series of eight hour-long workshops designed to teach important everyday digital skills.
The workshops include hands-on activities and videos and cover topics such as:
This program is made possible thanks to funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Digital Literacy Exchange Program.
Workshop topics include:
For more information, please contact Angel Thériault at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (506) 855-4349 ext. 1102.