Job Skills is a non-profit charitable community-based employment and training organization, delivering employment solutions across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and neighbouring regions. The agency provides employment, employer, business and newcomer services and programs in York and Peel Regions and Simcoe County.
Leadership involves motivating a group towards a common goal and is a practical skill that includes the ability to guide others, whether individuals or entire organizations.
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A major civic award that recognizes women’s leadership has been presented to Ania Ulrich, Associate Dean of Outreach in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering. As part of the city’s celebration of International Women’s Day, Ulrich received the 2019 Women’s Initiative Leadership Award. Presented by Women’s Initiative Edmonton, the award recognizes individuals who “exemplified the qualities of service, vision, and commitment to improving the realities of many.”
YouTube video from Skills Canada NL that highlights their ENTER:preneur program. This program in Newfoundland and Labrador provides young tradespersons and technologists with the necessary tools and knowledge to translates their skills into successful self-employment, inspiring a new generation of skilled workers.
Program created for female Indigenous leaders that examines the issues, challenges, and inequities facing indigenous women at work.
OK2BME is a set of free, supportive services for LGBTQ2+ identified children, teens and their families in Waterloo Region. The OK2BME program consists of three unique areas including confidential counselling services (in person, or online), OK2BME Youth Groups for individuals 12-18, as well as public education, consulting and training around LGBTQ2+ issues.
The mission for the WE-CAN project is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women-identifying entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.
Christopher Nkambwe, LGBTQ2S+ activist and refugee, has won the $1000 LGBTQ2S+ January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts across Canadian employers have made more inclusive workplaces for employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Yet we continue to see inequity for LGBTQ2+ employees and jobseekers. This virtual Pride series will address how we move beyond DEI to Belonging, Dignity, and Justice.
This article presents a feminist poststructuralist inquiry perspective on how news and social media discourse around the COVID‐19 pandemic is presenting a potential shift in hegemonic representations of masculine leadership. I am informed by organizational rules and sense-making theories, and consider how Canadian and international female leaders are showing resilience, emotion and vulnerability as they help lead their countries through these uncertain times.
According to Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, we often make 3 major errors in our conversations. We assume we already know all we need to know to understand and explain a situation. We hide our feelings — or let them loose in ways we later regret. We ignore who we are, acting as if our identity is separate from the issues.
Catalyst research shows that by expanding our definition of leadership, we can tap into the impact entry-level employees can make within their workplaces. Here are five ways to show you’ve got what it takes—regardless of your title.
NSMDC provides Service Delivery, Technical Support and Building Capacity in Water & Waste Management, Housing & Infrastructure, Post-secondary Education, Training & Employment, Community Development, Financial and Technical Services and Child & Family services.
Ellevate is a community of women at work. A powerful coalition of ambitious and supportive women who believe there is strength in numbers. They show up for each other, helping everyone — no matter their background or aspirations — build a career they love. And they mobilize their collective power to change the culture of business.
While self-advocacy is a skill that everyone should master, it is especially important for women who are just entering the workforce. Here are three strategies that women can use to get ahead.
Recently updated research shows that women in leadership positions are perceived as being every bit as effective as men. In an analysis, women were rated as excelling in taking initiative, acting with resilience, practicing self-development, driving for results, and displaying high integrity and honesty. Women make highly competent leaders, according to those who work most closely with them — and what’s holding them back is not lack of capability but a dearth of opportunity.
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia works with newcomers to help them build a future in Canada. They provide a wide range of services to immigrants, from refugee resettlement to professional programs, from family counselling to English in the Workplace.
Making Our Way Forward shares compelling life stories and lessons learned from everyday people with diverse backgrounds. They are women, people of color, veterans, immigrants, teens, and people over the age of 50 who are embracing entrepreneurship to make their way forward.