Training & Skill Building

We are committed to empowering women to build self-confidence and build skills that can be the key to finding a good job. We offer support and training as well as the ground-breaking leadership program Women Empowering Women Into Leadership (WE WIL). Childminding is available during our training to help women with children access these opportunities.

Support & Training

One-on-one Employment Support

We can support you with:

  • Exploring employment & career goals
  • Resumes & cover letters
  • Searching, applying & interviewing for jobs
  • Accessing programs and services related to training, employment & education

Have questions or need support? Contact:

Molly  Dunbar (she/her), Employment Facilitator
Phone: 204-774-8975 ext. 223
Email: [email protected] 

Taking Root Childminding Training

Taking Root Childminding Training is a training and work experience program for women and non-binary people who want to work in childcare. Participants complete 9 days of free training, then work as part-time childminders with our Happy Sprouts Childminding Services, providing safe, fun and interactive care for children whose parents/caregivers are attending programs at WCWRC or one of our hiring agencies.

Training topics include:

· Childhood Development

· Childcare Values: Individual Attention, Language Learning, Always Learning

· Indigenous Teachings and History

· Inclusion and Diversity

· Positive Guidance

· Activity Planning and Emergent Curriculum

· Emergency First Aid & CPR

· Happy Sprouts Childminding Responsibilities and Expectations

 After the training, graduates complete one year of casual work experience as Happy Sprouts Childminders, and receive ongoing mentorship and support, including help to apply for jobs and pursue other long-term employment and career goals.

You are eligible if you:

· Face barriers to employment

· Are hardworking and reliable

· Want to work in the childcare field

· Are unemployed

· Benchmark 4 and higher recommended

 For any questions please contact:

Molly (she/her), Employment & Childminding Coordinator Phone: 204-774-8975 ext. 223 Email: [email protected]

Volunteer Program

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the application form or contact [email protected] or 204-774-8975 ext. 219

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer orientations take place based on the needs of our programs, so spots are limited. If you are being considered for a position, you will be contacted by our Volunteer & Mentorship Coordinator.

Food Handler Certificate
We are an authorized contractor to deliver Manitoba Health’s approved Food Handler’s Certification Program and administer the provincial exam. Obtaining this certification can help women obtain employment or volunteer opportunities in the food service industry as well as improve their general knowledge of food safety.

The two-day course covers a wide variety of topics regarding safe food handling practices and ends with the Province of Manitoba Food Handler Exam with fifty multiple choice questions.  On successful completion of the exam, students are awarded the Manitoba Food Handlers Certificate.

Childminding is provided upon request.

If you’re interested in future Food Handler training or in engaging us to offer Food Handler training for your organization, please contact:

Liliana (she/her), Food Security Team Lead
Phone: 204-774-8975 ext. 214
Email: [email protected]

First Aid/CPR training

We occasionally offer full-day First Aid/CPR training to help women and gender-diverse people access employment opportunities that require First Aid/CPR training.

Lunch, snacks and childminding provided.

If you’re interested in future First Aid/CPR training, contact us at 204-774-8975.

Mentorship Program

WE WIL: Women Empowering Women Into Leadership is a skill and capacity-building leadership and empowerment program, designed for women who face barriers to employment and education. Participants not only gain new skills and qualifications but also learn in a supportive environment where the skills and knowledge they already possess are honoured.

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What You Gain

    • Life skills
    • Confidence
    • Increased awareness of community resources & development approaches
    • An understanding of anti-oppression, inclusion, and advocacy frameworks
    • Training in asset mapping, goal setting, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution & other soft skills
    • A certificate & reference upon completion that looks great on job applications! 

Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for a 6-month mentorship position within our Centre, which can be renewed for up to 18 months. These mentorship positions include work experience, ongoing training opportunities, wrap-around support and a monthly honorarium. WE WIL is offered twice a year.

WCWRC’s Women Empowering Women Into Leadership Program was recognized by Status of Women Canada as a national best practice.

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