“I didn’t want my son growing up in this environment.”
After leaving an abusive relationship, Sofia* didn’t know how she and her young son would move forward. With the support of a women’s shelter, she began taking the first steps toward a brighter future.
“The program gives girls opportunities that are hard to find anywhere else.”
In the Juste Pour Elles program, Lea* learned about many social issues facing girls in her community; then she learned how girls could work together to help change them.
“Not only did the program help me to get a job, it improved my quality of life and totally changed the way I see things.”
As a newcomer to Canada, Jolie faced many barriers to finding work. But through a Women in Technology program, she got the training she needed to start a new career in IT.
“I got to a place where I said: ‘I don’t want this kind of life anymore.’ ”
By enrolling in a self-employment program funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Nicole developed the skills she needed to realize her dream of starting a business.