Pathways to Thrive

Program Dates

May 8 - June 30, 2023
(Kensington Program)

Applications Closed

Propelle is a no-cost life skills and employment readiness program for women and gender-diverse people interested in building employability skills and community connections. The 8-week program is based on four pillars: Personal Development, Employment Readiness, Career Exploration and Community Engagement. Program activities focus on confidence building, conflict resolution, team building activities, learning & communication styles, and overall wellness. The program can support individuals with limited work experience/education who may have experienced barriers such as isolation, poverty, family violence, and mental health challenges.

Participants also connect with guest speakers, employers, and mentors in various fields to explore programs, upgrading options, and work opportunities.

WNPEI has a successful history of developing and delivering strength-based programs to support women and gender-diverse people to transition to a sustainable livelihood.


Propelle Eligibility

Eligibility is as follows:

  • Those between the ages of 22-45 (with flexibility).
  • Those who have faced barriers to employment and/or career advancement.
  • Those with a desire and aptitude to work and increase employability on PEI.
  • Those who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents (student/work visas are ineligible).
  • Those who have lived on PEI for at least 3 months.
  • Those who are on EI, working less than 25 hr/wk, are on social assistance or have no income.
  • Those 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.

Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements