YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo

Site: YW Emergency Shelter

Service: In Her Shoes (Youth)

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Organization Details
Alternate Name CV19
Areas Served Kitchener ; Waterloo ; Wellesley Township ; Wilmot Township ; Woolwich Township
Description & Services
Description (Service) In Her Shoes (Youth) is an 18-week employment skills building program for young women (cis & trans) and non-binary between the ages of 15-30 who are experiencing significant barriers to securing employment. In this program, participants receive technical training and work experience in bricks and clicks social enterprise store, In Her Shoes, selling gently-loved accessories and shoes. Participants will earn minimum wage, equivalent to 30 hours/week.  
Participants receive training in three primary areas to support securing employment upon completion from the program: 
1) Technical skills:-including digital literacy, computer operating systems and software, customer service and support, online business and e-commerce, retail work, point of sale systems and cash handling, marketing and photography. 2) Employability skills:- building a marketable resume, understanding the labour market, and job search strategies to secure employment.  
3) Life skills:- to create a healthy lifestyle optimal for success in maintaining employment.
Hours Mon-Fri 12 noon-6 pm * Online program only at this time
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) - 30 year(s) 
Female, trans and gender non-binary
Application Complete and submit registration form from website. After registration is received an interview and tour of store will be scheduled.
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Job Retraining ~ Youth
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-504-7317
E-Mail ally.mcdermott@ywkw.ca
Website https://inhershoesyw.com/pages/ihsyouth
Primary Contact Ally McDermott, Employment Counsellor, In Her Shoes (Youth); Phone: 519-504-7317; Email: ally.mcdermott@ywkw.ca
Alternate Contact Sheneka Myers, Employment Counsellor, In Her Shoes (Youth); Phone: 519-504-7317; Email: sheneka.myers@ywkw.ca
Address and Location Information
Public Comments COVID-19 Update: At the present time we are operating virtually, our program will return to in person when we are able to under the present circumstances. While it is a virtual program it is still for Waterloo Regional area residences exclusively.
Located In Community Kitchener
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84 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON
Canada N2H 2L7
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Intersection Frederick St and Duke St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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