The Skills Development program empowers women who live in the Downtown Eastside for overall life improvement and, for some, prepares them for the paid employment sector. This valuable program trains women on topics such as life-skills development, health and safety, and certification programs such as first aid and food safety.
Currently, 38 women are actively participating in skills development program.
By getting involved in the activities of the Centre, women build individual and collective capacity for ownership, leadership, and positive change. The Skills Development Program is an integral aspect of the Centre that is linked to our principles of self-help, peer support and community building.
- Clothing Room Attendant
- Food Prep & Food Service
- Shelter Support Worker
- Street Market Vendor
- Workshop Facilitator
- Participation on hiring committees, fundraising committees and special events
“I give back to the community by providing my services through volunteering to the people in the Downtown Eastside, especially seniors, women and children. It feels good to support my community when the most I could give is my energy and time.” – Lily