Current Projects (2020/2021)
Trade HERizons is a career exploration and college preparation program with a focus on exposure to trades and technology careers, enhancing essential skills, career exploration and personal development. Participants experience hands-on learning opportunities with Holland College, meet mentors and tour with industry employers. The program enhances participants' life skills and focuses on labor market research, resumes, interviews, math and team building. Next course is coming up in January 2021, registration is underway. More information
Propelle is a life skills and employment readiness program with a focus on jobs where women are underrepresented. Propelle focuses on confidence building, conflict resolution, group activities, learning styles and overall wellness by following four pillars — Personal Development, Employment Readiness, Career Exploration and Community Engagement. Participants hear from guest speakers, employers and mentors in various fields and tour Holland College to explore various programs and job opportunities.
Still Visible—Keeping Senior Women Together
The Still Visible initiative focuses on creating a peer-support-based network of senior women to strengthen their leadership skills. Self-identified women (including transwomen, gender non-binary and genderqueer folks) ages 55 and up come together to explore gender, leadership and ageing. The group meets bimonthly.
Youth Hub is a 20-week free program for youth in Hillsborough, with youth engagement and food security focus.
Gaining Retention of Women in Trades (GRIT)
GRIT is a research project using focus groups, surveys and interviews with key informants to better understand barriers to staying in trades for women in PEI.
Strengthening our Feminist Foundations
Strengthening our Feminist Foundations: Empowering the Grassroots in PEI is an organizational capacity project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada. This multi-year project ends in 2023 and the primary objective of this project is to strengthen our internal processes and ways of working. This allows us to better share our promising practices with similar smaller organizations. We will improve and solidify our Board governance model, Financial procedures and policies, HR and strategic planning. In addition to working internally to strengthen our own processes, we will also create a community of practice that strengthens the sector in PEI.
Caring for Carers
Support for front-line workers to curb compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious trauma as well as creation of a leadership network of organizations confronting COVID-19 pandemic.