Applications are being accepted for the Women’s Economic Security Program which increases training opportunities for low-income women and equips them with the skills, knowledge, and experience to find a job or start a business.
The Women’s Economic Security Program offers training in four streams: skilled trades, entrepreneurship, information technology and general employment. To help remove barriers to participants, the training programs also include additional support such as providing meals throughout the training day, transportation to and from training, and support in finding child care.
Through the program, women, including those who have experienced or are at risk of intimate partner violence can also access wraparound support, including referrals to mental health and well-being support, counselling, housing, and legal support.
“The Women’s Economic Security Program will support more women in the workforce that will benefit Ontario’s economy, especially in in-demand sectors such as the skilled trades," said MPP Fedeli.
Women interested in the program can visit Ontario.ca/women. The call for applications for eligible service providers looking to deliver the program is also now open. The deadline to apply is January 26, 2024, and information about the program and the application process is available at Ontario.ca/getfunding.