Propelle is a life skills and employment readiness program that builds community connections and essential skills. The 9-week program 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 will hear from guest speakers, employers and mentors in various fields and will tour with Holland College and Adult Education Programming to explore programs, upgrading options, and job opportunities.

Program Dates

October 18 - December 16, 2021


WNPEI has a successful history of developing and delivering strength-based programs to support women to transition from poverty to a sustainable livelihood. Our programs are offered at no cost to participants and are open to women on social assistance, on EI, CRB, working less than 20 hours a week or with no income. Potential participants must be out of school for a least 1 year. The Women's Economic Empowerment Project programs such as Propelle support women to identify transferable skills and explore various career and employment opportunities.


Propelle Eligibility

Eligibility is as follows:

  • Women between the ages 22-45 (with flexibility) who may have experienced the following: limited attachment to the workforce, lack of confidence, limited education, intergenerational poverty, abuse, family violence, mental and physical health challenges, lone parents with limited supports.
  • Women who have faced barriers to employment and/or career advancement.
  • Women that have a desire and aptitude to work and increase employability on PEI.
  • Women who have lived on PEI for at least 3 months and are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Women who are on EI, CRB, are working 25 hr/wk or less, are on social assistance or have no income.
  • Women who can commit to full-time programming.

Acceptance for all WEE Programming is based on eligibility, an interview, Employment Assistance Services support, and Skills PEI approval.