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)

Richmond Hill Summer’17
9:30m-12:30pm, starting July 6th, 2017
Hosted by: VPI Working Solutions
1 West Pearce Streat Unit 405, Richmond Hill
Newmarket Summer’17 Fast Track
9:30m-12:30pm, 3 days a week for 3 weeks starting July 11th, 2017
Women’s Centre of York Region
120 Harry Walker Parkway North, Newmarket
Markham  Summer’17
Saturday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting July 22nd, 2017
Hosted by: Markham North Welcome Centre
8400 Woodbine Avenue #102, Markham
Aurora Fall’17
Friday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept 15th, 2017
In partnership with Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street, Aurora
Markham  Fall’17
Tuesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept 26th, 2017
Hosted by: Markham North Welcome Centre
8400 Woodbine Avenue #102, Markham
Newmarket Fall’17
Tuesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept 26th, 2017
Women’s Centre of York Region
120 Harry Walker Parkway North, Newmarket
Sutton Fall’17
Wednesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept 27th, 2017
Hosted by: Yorkworks Employment Services
20887 Dalton Rd, unit 4&5, Sutton
Richmond Hill Fall’17
Wednesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept 27th, 2017
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)
Stouffville Fall’17
Thursday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept 28th, 2017
Hosted by: Yorkworks Employment Services
111 Sandiford Dr, 2nd floor, Stouffville
Vaughan Fall’17
Thursday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept 28th, 2017
Hosted by: Vaughan Welcome Centre
9100 Jane St. #56-67, Vaughan

Program Contacts

Iara Encinas 

Brenda Barron

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

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