Schulich ExecEd Partners with Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto and Ontario Minister Monte McNaughton
This past week, representatives from Schulich ExecEd and Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW) met with Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. The three groups met to discuss NEW’s Sister2Sister skills development program, which aims to bridge the gap between employer needs and newcomer women’s skills.
The centrepiece of the Sisters2Sister Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) is Schulich ExecEd’s foundations in Project Management Certificate. This highly condensed certification provides go-to strategic market plans, employment readiness, career coaching and a paid internship through Schulich ExecEd’s robust partner network.
“We are thrilled that we have met with Minister McNaughton and his staff today. The Ministry’s generous contribution has allowed us to support 75 immigrant and refugee women through comprehensive skills and leadership development training, as well as offer them pathways to the Canadian labour market through paid internships and job placements. Our program has been a huge success. Its impact on our participants was featured in The Globe and Mail,” shares Sara Asalya, Executive Director of NEW.
Through this program, Schulich ExecEd offers racialized newcomer women opportunities to (re)build their leadership capacity.
“We are incredibly proud to be a part of the Sister2Sister ALP in partnership with NEW to help immigrant women transition into the job market,” said Rami Mayer, Executive Director of Schulich ExecEd. “We were thrilled to meet with Ontario Minster Monte McNaughton. Our vision is that together, we can enrich and diversify the Canadian labour force for the benefit of all.”
For more information on the Sister2Sister Advanced Leadership Program, visit this page. All photo credits go to Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW).