Enterprising Careers

Enterprising Careers is a career exploration program that can help you prepare for and find rewarding employment opportunities. We help you take the first steps to become “job ready”  by showing how to access your current skills, make informed decisions about career paths, and perhaps considering going back to school. We offer individual support alongside group sessions where you can explore your inner self and feel empowered to make life and career decisions. Learn from other women just like you, and about community resources that are available to support you along your journey.

Please call or email us today to find out more or to register for an upcoming session.

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 Winter’19 – Once a week
Thursday  mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from Jan 24th to Apr 4th, 2019
Orientation Session: Jan 17th
Women’s Centre of York Region
# 207 – 16775 Yonge Street

Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 8J4
(Yonge Street & Mulock Drive – north east corner)

Richmond Hill Winter’19 – Once a week
Tuesday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, from Jan 22nd to April 2nd, 2019
Orientation Session: Jan 15th
In partnership with YMCA Employment Services and Community
10610 Bayview Avenue, Unit 12, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3N8
Vaughan Winter’19 – Once a week
Thursday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, Jan. 24th – March 28th. 2019
Orientation Session: January 17th

In partnership with Fuerza Latina Community Services

10190 Keele Street, Maple, ON L6A 1R7

Markham  Winter’19 – Once a week
Saturday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, Jan. 26th – April 6th. 2019
Orientation Session: January 19th
In partnership with Markham North Welcome Centre
8400 Woodbine Avenue #102, Markham
Stouffville Winter’19 – Once a week
Monday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, Jan. 21st – April 8th 2019
Orientation Session: January 14th
In partnership with Yorkworks Employment Services
111 Sandiford Dr, 2nd floor, Stouffville
Aurora Spring’19  – Once a week
Friday mornings
9:30am-12:30pm, April 26th to Jun 28th
Orientation Session: April 19th
In partnership with Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street, Aurora

Program Contacts

For more information and to inquire about our programs, please call:

Iara Encinas 

Brenda Barron

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

Karen McConvey

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