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
  • 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 Winter’18
Tuesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Jan 23rd, 2018
Women’s Centre of York Region
120 Harry Walker Parkway North, Newmarket
Richmond Hill Winter’18
Tuesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Jan 23rd, 2018
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 Winter’18
Wednesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Jan 24th, 2018
Hosted by: Yorkworks Employment Services
20887 Dalton Rd, unit 4&5, Sutton
Stouffville Winter’18
Thursday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Jan 25th, 2018
Hosted by: Yorkworks Employment Services
111 Sandiford Dr, 2nd floor, Stouffville
Vaughan Winter’18
Thursday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Feb 1st, 2018
Hosted by: Vaughan Welcome Centre
9100 Jane St. #56-67, Vaughan
Aurora Winter’18
Friday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Jan 26th, 2018
In partnership with Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street, Aurora
Markham  Winter’18
Saturday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Feb 3rd, 2018
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