Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre
Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre is a community based, charitable organization providing employment and self employment supports and services to women in the Niagara Region.
We provide interest assessments and programs that are designed to allow participants to upgrade their education or learn new, in demand skills through professional instruction and work placement.
As a program under Niagara Peninsula Homes, we have personal and professional community support services that are also available to help participants succeed in reaching their employment goals.
We help to take down the barriers to employment.
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"I realized I can do a lot more than I thought I am able and capable of. I just needed the proper education and support system with female mentors. I now feel my future will be different and I am able to build on my skills from NWEC. I feel more in control of my life now. Previous to starting I felt out of control with a bleak future."
"I am currently working at Accenture that NWEC helped me get full time work at! In September I will be starting Niagara College full time in the office Administration –Health Service Program. Sometimes I can hardly believe the changes in me, 49 years after graduating from high school, I am finally going to College! It’s never too late."
"Niagara Women’s Enterprise Centre opened new doors, introduced and connected me to a new career path. It has always been important to me to work in a career field that enabled me to be part of helping other people. The training was provided in a safe atmosphere while providing direction and contacts that I would not have been aware of otherwise."
"I would recommend this program to anyone. It really was life changing for me and, I know, for the other women in the group. It far exceeded my expectations. The support from Brenda, Carrie and Debbie is commendable. The variety of facilitators, quality of material and skills gained are all important tools I can take with me moving forward."
"For years I never knew my purpose, and what I could give back to my community. It was hearing from the instructors and other women that made me see that I was important. Getting the knowledge and strength from other women was esteem building. They gave me the confidence I needed to go out and get the job I not only wanted, but deserved."