More and more organizations are looking for people that are well rounded professionally, and volunteering is no longer just an option on the resume, but has become the main feature to highlight. Companies invest in Community Programming and volunteer work, which has become an important factor when hiring a person. EmpowHer is designed to help young women between the age of 15-30 to become part of their community through volunteerism, while helping them develop skills that will empower them to become an ambassador of change withinin their community.

EmpowHer provides free training in Project Management, Leadership, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Grants, and Life Skills as well as assistance in the co-creation of service projects responding to identified community needs. This 12 day in-class program and minimum 40 hours volunteer work is a perfect way to learn new skills and practice presentation skills. 

Program Goals:

  • Increase civic engagement of female youth who will contribute to making a difference in their communities through multiple service opportunities while gaining project management, leadership and employability training

  • Improve social outcomes for young women by increasing their connections and capacity of the volunteer sector through community awareness and promotion of female volunteerism

  • Ensure community members and stakeholders within Peel region support the benefits of youth led service and recognize the importance of youth engagement

Program Components:

  • 2-weeks of customized training in Project Management, Leadership and Employability Skills

  • Volunteer Events and Community Service Opportunities over an 8-week period

  • One-One Life Skills Coaching and Career Planning

Eligibility Criteria for Early Fall Cohorts (September -November)

  • Female

  • 18-30 years old

  • Reside in the Region of Peel

  • commit to both in class program and volunteer placements.

To attend an information session please email your resume to: tguidolin@tcet.com

We are now accepting submissions to join our final fall cohorts starting Monday September 23rd, 2019.EmpowHer will be hosting orientations for the fall sessions September 5th and 9th at 10.30am at 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300.Mississauga, ON L5B 3C3.

Please note, You must attend an orientation to be eligible for the program.

This Free 10-week Civic Engagement Program is coordinated by The Centre for Education and Training and funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program.