Enterprising Careers

Enterprising Careers is a career exploration program to assist women with their search for meaningful and sustainable employment. Working in collaboration with existing employment programs in York Region, women can take the first steps toward becoming “job ready” by assessing their skills, making decisions about career paths, or furthering their education. Through a combination of individual consultation and group sessions, Enterprising Careers connects women to the resources available in York Region and to each other.

About the Program

  • Discover employment options that fit your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests and skills
  • Research occupations and make a research Action Plan
  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks or two mornings a week for 5 weeks
  • Access one-on-one counselling with a Career Coach
  • On-going support in the program for one year
  • Networking events with special guest speakers

Program Schedule (Subject to change)

Newmarket Spring’18 – Twice a week
Tuesday and Friday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from May 1st to June 1st, 2018
Orientation Session: April 24th
Women’s Centre of York Region
120 Harry Walker Parkway North, Newmarket
Richmond Hill Spring’18 – Once a week
Tuesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from Apr 17th to June 19th, 2018
Orientation Session: April 10th
York Regional Police District #2 – Community Room
171 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Richmond Hill
(Note: Parking is permitted ONLY along the side street behind the building)
Sutton TBA Hosted by: Yorkworks Employment Services
20887 Dalton Rd, unit 4&5, Sutton
Stouffville Spring’18 – Twice a week
Monday and Thursday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from Apr 26th to May 31st, 2018
Orientation Session: April 19th
Hosted by: Yorkworks Employment Services
111 Sandiford Dr, 2nd floor, Stouffville
Vaughan Spring’18 – Once a week
Thursday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from Apr 26th to June 28th, 2018
Orientation Session: April 19th
Hosted by: Vaughan Welcome Centre
9100 Jane St. #56-67, Vaughan
Aurora Spring’18 – Once a week
Friday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from April 27th to June 29th, 2018
Orientation Session: April 20th
In partnership with Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street, Aurora
Markham  Spring’18 – Once a week
Saturday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from May 26th to July 28, 2018
Orientation Session: May 12th
Hosted by: Markham North Welcome Centre
8400 Woodbine Avenue #102, Markham

Program Contacts

Iara Encinas 

Brenda Barron

  • Phone: 905-853-9270 x. 106 (toll free 1-855-853-9270)
  • Email: bbarron@wcyr.ca

Maisie Poon

  • Phone: 905-853-9270 x. 224 (toll free 1-855-853-9270)
  • Email: mpoon@wcyr.ca


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York Region logo   This program is funded through the Regional Municipality of York