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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.

South East Adult Education Inc.

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,, (506) 855-4349 ext. 301

YW Employment My Way

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.

To apply, please contact Melissa Martinello at or call (506) 855-4349 ext. 1102 and/or complete the registration form here.

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 Atlantic Program

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.

Program offers:

  • Each participant engages in PAID classroom time that is delivered in person, virtually or in a hybrid format, in addition to one-on-one support
  • Portfolio & resume development
  • Microsoft skills building
  • CPR & WHMIS certifications
  • Career & education exploration

Program includes:

  • A PAID 7-week group program focused on skills development
  • A PAID 10-week work experience in the participant’s field of interest

Priority youth

Including but not limited to:
  • High school non-completion
  • Indigenous 
  • Residence in a rural or remote location 
  • Lone (single) parent 
  • Visible or ethnic minority
  • Language barriers 
  • Recent immigrant

To apply, please contact Charneet Kaur or Meghan Jonah at or or call (506) 855-4349 ext. 1102 and/or complete the registration form here.

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, Meghan Jonah at, 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

Digital Literacy

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:

  • Protecting privacy and security
  • Online job searching
  • Shopping and banking online
  • Using social media
  • Searching the internet effectively
  • Managing screen time for kids

This program is made possible thanks to funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Digital Literacy Exchange Program.

Workshop topics include:

  • Discover Online Basics: Fundamental digital skills, Navigating websites
  • Discover Online Safety: Avoiding online scams, Helping keep your kids safe online, Keeping devices safe from malware, How to deal with cyberstalking
  • Explore Online Privacy: Using privacy settings, Securing accounts and devices
  • Navigate Online Information: Using Advanced Search Skills, How to verify information found online

For more information, please contact Angel Thériault at or call (506) 855-4349 ext. 1102.

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