H.E.A.L. for Work Program for Women


H.E.A.L. for Work Program for Women

Empowering survivors of violence and trauma getting into the labour market and gain new skills and work experience to build the life they want in Canada.

The program includes:

  • Psych-education utilizing Signs of Safety process: 2 days per week led by a clinical counsellor who covers topics such as establishing boundaries, coping skills, developing healthy communication, etc.
  • Job readiness workshops: 2 days per week facilitated by an employment specialist who covers topics such as resume and interview skills, job search, workplace expectations, etc.
  • Maximum $400 workshop participation
  • Free occupational short-term training (Cashier, First Aid, Basic Computer, WHMIS etc.)
  • Paid work experience (P/T or F/T) up to a maximum of 120 hours, with support from an employment specialist (industries may include administrative, production, horticulture, manufacturing and more)
  • Tuition Fee Support – If client does not participate in a work experience tuition support can be considered towards further education
  • $250 bonus for completing three months of employment or post-secondary education

Program Eligibility:

  • Survivors of violence or trauma
  • Experiencing health issues, stress, depression or anxiety
  • Looking for a job or training
  • Unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Minimum English Level 4 (workshops are delivered in English)

IT requirements:

  • Access to internet or WiFi
  • Smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Able to participate via Zoom and MS Teams
  • Quiet space to participate in workshops Mon – Thurs, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Program Schedule

  • September 13-October 22, 2021 (6 weeks structured workshops)

To register, call 604-597-0205, email heal@dcrs.ca, or contact Nazia Kakar at nkakar@dcrs.ca.

Event Details


  • Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 10:00 am
  • Phone: 604-597-0205
  • Email: heal@dcrs.ca